"John Maynard Keynes: The Economist as Savior, 1920-1937"

John Maynard Keynes "addressed the world as a priest, not as a technician," argues Robert Skidelsky in his massive study of the English economist. In the second book of his three-volume biography, John Maynard Keynes: The Economist as Savior, 1920-1937 (Allen Lane/The Penguin Press; 731 pages; $37.50), Mr. Skidelsky picks up after the publication of The Economic Consequences of the Peace (1919), a best-seller that brought Keynes international attention for his controversial