• It has unfortunately now become a habit for so many generations, that it has almost passed into an instinct throughout the Jewish body, to rely upon the weapon of secrecy. Secret societies, a language kept as far as possible secret, the use of false names in order to hide secret movements, secret relations between various parts of the Jewish body: all these and other forms of secrecy have become the national method.

    Hilaire Belloc, Herbert Maurice Van Thal, Jane Soames Nickerson (1970). “Belloc: a biographical anthology”, Allen & Unwin Australia