Image via Wikipedia“I first learned about the falsified inflammatory “historical” document The Protocols of the Elders of Zion this past year during the course of reading through The Orientalist by Tom Reiss (read my review here of Reiss’ historical/biographical/adventure travelogue). I believe it was merely mentioned in passing while discussing how Hitler fanned the flames of anti-semitism in Germany, with some additional details contained within a footnote. I certainly was no expert on this controversial propaganda tool, but at the very least it was now on my radar. While browsing through the Hutchinson Public Library earlier this fall, I came across this book and immediately snatched it up. I was interested to learn a little more about The Protocols, which have had a profound influence on the history of this past century that has largely gone unnoticed by the average person. I was aware of Will Eisner by reputation only (comic book legend, creator of The Spirit, and the inventor of the “graphic novel”) and was eager to sample his work.”
RELATED: Bob Andelman’s interview with Abraham Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) since 1987.
- Is The Protocols of The Learned Elders of Zion a Forgery? (socyberty.com)
- “Glenn Beck’s Jewish Problem” and related posts (fair.org)
- Abraham H. Foxman: Helen Thomas Reveals Her True Colors, Once Again (huffingtonpost.com)
- Since when was anti-Semitism rebranded as ‘anti-racism’? (blogs.telegraph.co.uk)
- (12/2010) Book Review: Globalising Hatred By Denis MacShane (basilandspice.com)
- Glenn Beck’s Anti-Semitic Attacks (thedailybeast.com)
- Will Eisner marched to different beat with PS magazine (herocomplex.latimes.com)
January 17, 2011 at 11:51 pm
Well I was quite enjoying that review, till I got to the last paragraph. Good grief, what crap!
January 17, 2011 at 11:56 pm
I don’t write ’em, I just find ’em! The reviewer brings his own unique point of view to the book, that’s for sure. Not one I share, but worth sharing still. Thanks for taking the time to comment, Jed.
January 18, 2011 at 12:00 am
Haha, yeah, I know. And no problem. Thought your book was great, btw 🙂
January 18, 2011 at 12:13 am
Thank you again!