In 1920, the London-based printer Eyre & Spottiswoode published the first English language edition of The Protocols of the Elders of Zion under the title The Jewish Peril.

Allegedly the minutes of a secret meeting of Jewish leaders, set out under twenty-four headings or “Protocols”, the eight-page long text reads like a manifesto cum pop philosophical tract.

Near the beginning of Protocol One, we are told that too much political freedom has been allowed to common folk giving an outsize influence of “the rascality, the slackness, the instability of the mob” in Western political life.