The Plot: The Secret Story of the The Protocols of the Elders of Zion (review:3/5)

A couple weeks ago I flipped through The Plot: The Secret Story of the The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, the last graphic novel that Will Eisner created. This one covers a curious bit of history that I never knew. The topic of Eisner’s book is another book, The Protocols of the Elders of Zion: a forgery, a book created ex nihilo and printed to promote antisemitic values. Eisner presents a historical account of its origins. Eisner’s artwork was steady and lively, not too different from any of his other work (but that’s not a bad thing). The story itself isn’t very dramatic or moving, but the facts are still compelling. Perhaps the best part of this book is that it exists. Yes, it’s wonderful to root out antisemitism, but mostly, I just thought it was refreshing to see a non-fiction graphic novel that isn’t a memoir of some sort.

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