The Plot

The Plot

The Secret Story of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion

Book - 2005
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The Plot, which examines the astonishing conspiracy and the fabrication of The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, has become a worldwide phenomenon since its hardcover publication, taught in classrooms around the globe. Purported to be the actual blueprints by Jewish leaders to take over the world, the Protocols, first published in 1902, have become gospel truth to international millions. Presenting a pageant of historical figures from nineteenth-century Russia to today's ideologues, including Tsar Nicholas II, Henry Ford, and Adolf Hitler, Will Eisner unravels and dispels one of the most devastating hoaxes of the twentieth century.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, c2005.
ISBN: 9780393060454
Characteristics: vii, 148 p. :,chiefly ill. ;,24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Eco, Umberto


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Sep 25, 2018

A summary of the graphic novel is provided by another commenter. I've heard of this fictitious and horribly destructive, anti-semitic plagiarism for years, and this title came up when I searched the catalog. Eisner makes the salient points; his masterful use of the graphic novel format -- this was his last book, published posthumously - presents history and analysis in a very accessible way.

Sep 01, 2013

I found this title while reading reviews of The Prague Cemetery by Umberto Eco. A reviewer noted it as a providing "context which makes The Prague Cemetery much more enjoyable". I thought I'd give this a try and I'm glad I did.
This book starts at the beginning when Maurice Joly writes a book intended to incite a revolt against Napoleon III. Jump forward 60 or so years, when Joly's forgotten book is used as a template to forge The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, an account of a "plot" for Jews to overtake the world.
The rest of the book is the history of the Protocols and shows that once a lie of hatred and fear is released into the world it cannot be stopped despite proof of forgery and falseness.
I agree with the comment that this is a good pre-read for The Prague Cemetery. It's also a very good read on its own.

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