Auteur: Eisner, Will
Titel: The Plot (paperback edition)
Sub titel: The secret story of `The Protocols of the Elders of Zion'
Completing `The Plot' in the last month of his life, Will Eisner tackled what he regarded as his most powerful work. Deeply disturbed that the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, which purports to be the actual blueprint by Jewish leaders to take over the world, continued to be published and disseminated to millions of people around the globe, Eisner hoped that his own graphic account of this outrageous fabrication could reach a mass audience in a way that no academic work possibly could. Presenting a pageant of historical figures that includes, among many others, Tsar Nicholas II, Adolf Hitler, and Henry Ford, Eisner powerfully depicts the rise of modern antisemitic thought as seen through the spread of the Protocols itself. Written during the height of the Dreyfus Affair, which bitterly divided turn-of-the-century France, the Protocols, as Eisner reveals, was quickly adopted by numerous racist organizations, parties, and religions, be it the Nazis, the Ku Klux Klan, or Islamic fundamentalists. Yet, despite periodic denunciations and new French revelations, the Protocols continues to be published throughout the Arab, Asian and European continent.
2006, 148 pag., Euro 15,75
Norton, London, ISBN 9780393328608
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