The Battle of Bretton Woods

Benn Steil interviewed by Romesh Vaitilingam, 29 Apr 2013

Benn Steil of the Council on Foreign Relations talks to Romesh Vaitilingam about his book ‘The Battle of Bretton Woods: John Maynard Keynes, Harry Dexter White, and the Making of a New World Order’. They discuss the ‘realpolitik’ of the 1944 conference and the scheming of the two central characters, as well as lessons for today’s efforts to reform the Eurozone and the international monetary system. The interview was recorded in London in April 2013.


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Topics: Economic history, International finance

Senior Fellow and Director of International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations