IT is well if at the outset I make clear that these pages are not written from a pro- Semite or anti-Semite point of view. Many books have been published about the Jews; but the majority are marred by over-enthusiasm or violence of opinion, and lack the judicial spirit which is necessary in contemplating a phenomenon which is also a problem.
To be quite frank, this little volume is the consequence of an accident. For a good many years now it has been my custom to visit different parts of the world to study and write upon the development, chiefly economic, of various countries. And wherever I have gone I have found the Jew a principal factor.