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S. Paretsky


In 1905 a Russian named Sergei Nilus published the Protocols of the Leamed Elders of Zion. The book claimed to be a Russian translation of minutes, or protocols, from secret meetings of leaders of the international Jewish conspiracy. The Protocols is a strange, incoherent mish-mash. Its first-person narrator froths at the mouth as he boasts of Jewish responsibility for every evil of western civilization, from "liberal" political philosophies endorsing equality, to the break-up of Gentile families.