First published in English in 1920, The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion is one of the most controversial books of all time. It outlines an alleged Judeo-Masonic conspiracy for world domination and was almost immediately dismissed as a \"forgery\" not only by the Jewish community but by most official sources as well.
The origins and authorship of the Protocols are shrouded in doubt. We know they were first published in Russian in 1905 by Sergei Nilus, who claims they were given to him by a friend who stole them from a secret Freemason meeting in France.
But what is most striking about the Protocols is their incredible predictive power. In 1921 Henry Ford said, \"The only statement I care to make about the Protocols is that they fit in with what is going on. They are 16 years old, and they have fitted the world situation up to this time.\" This is as true today as it was a century ago.
For The Protocols: Centenary Edition, Simon Harris has taken the best of the three original translations by George Shanks, Natalie de Borgory and Victor Marsden and created a tighter more comprehensible version for the 21st century.
For anyone who wants to understand how today\'s world got into its current state, The Protocols: Centenary Edition really is essential reading.