The plot : the secret story of the protocols of the elders of Zion / / Will Eisner

The origin of much of the text of the Protocols is an 1864 pamphlet, Dialogue aux enfers entre Machiavel et Montesquieu (Dialogue in Hell Between Machiavelli and Montesquieu), written by the French satirist Maurice Joly against Napoleon III. Joly himself appears to have plagiarized a good amount of the material from a popular novel by Eugène Sue, The Mysteries of the People, in which the plotters were Jesuits.

The text was forged by Mathieu Golovinski, a russian exiled in Paris , for the Okhranka (the Tsar's secret police) and used as propaganda. It was also used by the nazis.

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