your issue of January 19. The subject is of such importance that I wrote in search of guidance and information. My letter was passed over: but in view of your broadcast on the mutual duties and rights of editor and reader I ask your indulgence for what I have now to say. Mr. Arnold Lunn sets up " an Aunt Sally in the shape of four paragraphs from " an hypothetical book " of his own invention, and confronts these with four paragraphs from the Protocols. He then invites his readers " to consider " this strange confection as evidence for the forgery of the Protocols. Those of your readers who know the meaning of the words "evidence" and "proof" will probably prefer to have Mr. Lunn's answers to (be following questions, always keeping in mind that the genuineness of the Protocols as a document is of little matter compared with the purpose and policy which they embody: (I) Why did the Swiss Court refuse to accept the Protocols as forgeries? (2) Why, in Russia, did M. Kerensky shoot out of hand anyone found in possession of a copy of them? (3)M/he. was Mr. Ford blackmailed and threatened with ruin because he upheld the validity of the Protocols? (4) Why with his back to the wall did he say, " I now can say only this, that they (the Protocols) agree with what is going on in the world?" (5) Will Mr. Lunn not only produce the names of " the Competent scholars" who know that the Protocols are a proved and impudent forgery, but also their rounds for this confident assertion? (6) Will Mr. Lunn, knowing as a man of letters the value of " proof " for or against, explain why he so impulsively destroyed his copy instead of releasing to the benefit of all the certain knowledge which he possessed? Why was Lord Sydenham not thoroughly and completely refuted when he declared that " the Protocols are the most sinister documents ever pub
lished ?" Meanwhile let not " the doors " of truth be kept shut " for fear of the Jews," but on this coining Good Friday pray that they may be moved to greet Him in the words of Pilate's writing. as " King " and Redeemer.
F. R. BENEDttr-LEE.
6, Oxford Parade, Cheltenham, [Want of space prevents us using a number of other letters on this subject, but they are being forwarded to Mr. Lunn, who is very anxious to reduce the number of Catholics who think there's something in those Protocols.— Ernrott C.H.1