"England is in the hands of the jews. In all the highest places: her finance, her press. And they are the signs of a nation's decay. Wherever they gather they eat up the nation's vital strength": Deasy repeats the same late 19th century theories about an international Jewish conspiracy that Haines attempted to share with Stephen in Telemachus. But when he goes on to condemn "jew merchants" and say that "They sinned against the light," he reverts to Christian ways of hating Jews much older than Wilhelm Marr's newfangled "anti-Semitism."

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"Of Usury," a woodcut attributed to Albrecht Durer, in Brant's Stultifera Navis (Ship of Fools). Source: Wikimedia Commons.