Same Genre, Different Conceptions
Both books belong to the "immoral school" of political theory. Machiavelli pays homage to a long list of rulers "who are progenitors of my doctrine." Both preach might makes right, good comes from evil, and the end justifies the means.
But the similarity ends there. The tone of the Dialogues is dry and theoretical.
It is a debate between fictional political theorists: Montesquieu a champion of democracy and Machiavelli, a champion of tyranny. Dialogues is considered a critique of the reign of Napolean III.
Montesquieu asks how to quell the spirit of anarchy in society. Machiavelli prescribes a "monster called the state" which maintains a democratic artifice but is actually controlled by the "Prince." He talks about how to suppress secret societies.
On the other hand, Protocols is the product of a secret society. It is frankly conspiratorial and subversive and pays homage to Lucifer. Protocols is a "strategic plan from which we cannot deviate without running the risk of seeing the labour of many centuries come to naught." (Protocol 1)
Unlike Dialogues, we are struck by a sense of relevance when reading Protocols. We recognize its baneful influence in today's world. See my articles "Did Rothschild Write The Protocols of Zion?" "Protocols is the Illuminati Blueprint" and "Protocols Dominates Our Culture."
Since Graves' articles, there have been a number of books arguing the "forgery" thesis. The latest is Norman Cohn, Warrant for Genocide (1970). http://users.cyberone.com.au/myers/cohn.html
Graves and Cohn admit that "the Financial Programme" (Protocols 20-24) which the author calls "the crowning and decisive point of our plans" is largely original.
For serious researchers, Australian researcher Peter Myers presents pro and con views.
Goebbels said that propaganda is effective only when the reader doesn't realize it is propaganda. It follows that dupes write the best propaganda. For example, see Rick Salutin, Protocols of Zion's Critics. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/ArticleNews/TPStory/LAC/20031212/COSALU12/TPColumnists/
One hundred million people were slaughtered in the last century but no one considers that the human race might have been subverted.
War is hell but no one thinks Satan worshipers might be behind it.
I suspect the Second World War was a battle for racial superiority between Jewish and Aryan wings of the Illuminati who in fact are united at the top.
The private central bankers of England, the U.S. and Nazi Germany made the war possible. They worked as one at the Bank of International Settlements in Switzerland. (See Charles Higham, Trading With the Enemy.)
The purpose of the war was to degrade, defraud and demoralize humanity. The Holocaust provided a rationale for the establishment of Israel as headquarters of the New World Order. Aryans, Jews and many others were sacrificed and exploited.
In my opinion, the outlawing of Protocols on pain of death in Bolshevik Russia and its execration in the West today proves its authenticity.
Mankind is in the grip of a diabolical conspiracy. In order to make good people do bad things, truth must be tailored to fit the political purpose. This is Communist and Feminist teaching.
I would like to be proven wrong, but in the case of Protocols, the "forgery" argument is propaganda.
Note to Readers. I am taking a three-week hiatus and will be back January 4. Compliments of the Season!
Henry Makow Ph.D. is the inventor of the board game Scruples and author of "A Long Way to go for a Date." His previous articles on feminism and the New World Order are found at his web site www.savethemales.ca He enjoys receiving comments at firstname.lastname@example.org