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G-20: Those Who Cannot Remember Past Conferences….

by Amity Shlaes
March 25, 2009

Forbes column on the original meeting in London, 1933….

The upcoming G-20 meeting is not the first conference held in London several months into a new U.S. administration in the midst of an international economic crisis. International powers also met there in the summer of 1933, not long after Franklin Roosevelt’s inauguration. To review that London meeting reminds us just how badly an international conference can flop.

But to the story: The planning for that London….

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