"It was a neat theory, and it captivated two generations of economists, especially those who rather liked the idea of a strong central government. Even Richard Nixon, who claimed not to be a fan of big government, was moved to say, 'We are all Keynesians now.'"
We were all Keynesians -- then - Forbes.com
"Nevertheless the theory of output as a whole, which is what the following book purports to provide, is much more easily adapted to the conditions of a totalitarian state, than is the theory of the production and distribution of a given output produced under conditions of free competition and a large measure of laissez-faire."
Preface, The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money, by John Maynard Keynes