I should like in this essay to bring out some far-reaching implications of Keynesian thinking for the intrinsically universal desiderata of narrower standard-of-living gaps, less ideological strife and more elastic political sovereignty, in sum, for a permanent ‘democracy of nations’.1 For such a purpose one would have to search for the broader and deeper aspects of Keynes than are found in the technical pages of the General Theory, and also to extend those aspects further, as I shall endeavour to do on this occasion.