The Council of Four, Paris, 1919

  • John Maynard Keynes


Clemenceau was by far the most eminent member of the Council of Four, and he had taken the measure of his colleagues. He alone both had an idea and had considered it in all its consequences. His age, his character, his wit, and his appearance joined to give him objectivity and a defined outline in an environment of confusion. One could not despise Clemenceau or dislike him, but as to the nature of civilised man, only take a different view or indulge, at least, a different hope.


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