"I am trying to work up influence with the department. Now I'm going to try publicity. I am surrounded by difficulties, by .... intrigues by .... backstairs influence by ....
He raised his forefinger and beat the air oldly before his voice spoke.
- Mark my words, Mr Dedalus, he said. 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. I have seen it coming these years. As sure as we are standing here the jew merchants are already at their work of destruction. Old England is dying." (U2.339)