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We have simply seen the forced planting of Jews in Palestine, and in

the dispossession of the Arabs, as a monstrous injustice laid

upon a relatively weak and defenceless people.

The

Weekly

Review

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October

24th 1946

 

 

The Jewish Question

 

We have been asked to comment on a much reprinted series of articles from Mr. Henry Ford's paper, the Dearborn Independent, which draw largely for inspiration on the so-called Protocols of the Elders of Zion. We do so only in order to make our own position clearer. The authenticity, or degree of authenticity, of these strange documents has been the subject of much investigation, affirmation and denial, and the controversy must assume an undeniable relevance for many if it becomes more and more apparent that at least for some part of the Zionist movement the Palestine question is less the settlement of harried and persecuted Jews in a land where they can live in peace and contentment, than the creation of a Jewish state as the seat of a new World Power.

Our own attitude towards Palestine, however, has owed nothing to the consideration of such a project, whether fancied or real. We have simply seen the forced planting of Jews in Palestine, and in the dispossession of the Arabs, as a monstrous injustice laid upon a relatively weak and defenceless people. Against the right of the Arabs to continue to live in their own country and in their own way, we see the Balfour Declaration, and even the Mandate itself, as wholly without moral standing.

Similarly, in our attacks upon the evil of an immense power over the lives of men being wielded by a small class, or clique, through the control of money and credit, we have attached no special significance to the large Jewish element amongst financiers. it would be idle to deny that the circumstances could easily lend itself to a sort of inner community of interest, and that the solidarity of the Jewish race behind its accredited leaders would powerfully aid any policy such a group might choose to pursue. it is obviously no mere matter of passing interest.

But our contention has been, and remains, that the concentration of virtually all wealth and power into the hands of a few is in itself an evil and a very dangerous thing, whether we think of power as exercised through money and economic pressure or politically through an all-powerful government machine. if the threat proved to be one of Jewish domination we should certainly oppose it, but we should oppose it none the less if it were wholly Gentile.

M.C.P. publications, 93 Chancery Lane, W.C.2

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By Charles C. Mann

I’m a big fan of Charles Mann’s previous book 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus, in which he provides a sweeping and provocative examination of North and South America prior to the arrival of Christopher Columbus. It’s exhaustively researched but so wonderfully written that it’s anything but exhausting to read. With his follow-up, 1493, Mann has taken it to a new, truly global level. Building on the groundbreaking work of Alfred Crosby (author of The Columbian Exchange and, I’m proud to say, a fellow Nantucketer), Mann has written nothing less than the story of our world: how a planet of what were once several autonomous continents is quickly becoming a single, “globalized” entity.

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Strategic Vision: America and the Crisis of Global Power

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