Writing about someone like Keynes who personally wrote so much, so well, must be a daunting task. Backhouse and Bateman more than keep up, not by competing with Keynes, but by letting him speak, in all his many voices.
Keynesianism was dealt a serious blow. What's left in the ruins? Who knows? But what occurs on a debate stage or a presidential podium is really not what defines modern economics. Or at least it shouldn't.