"It is, in fact, coming to be understood in the United States and Switzerland, at any rate—and possibly the conviction is growing in England too—that our present civilisation, which is all we have been able to build up through the sufferings, the perils and the splendid achievements of so many centuries, is the object of a deliberate world-wide, profoundly-conceived conspiracy.
All over the world, in every country, and in almost every class of society, there exist the members of the formidable Jacobin or Bolshevik sect and confederation. This is the same force as that which perverted the glorious achievements of the French Revolution, and, having rendered unavailing the sacrifices which all classes had made to accomplish the modernisation of France and of Europe, marched through a welter of butchery to the establishment of a military dictatorship.
It is this same force which overthrew the Russian Republic three years ago, while the Allies gaped ignorantly at their action, and which robbed the Russian people of the free constitution they had at last won, and the peace and victory which were almost within their grasp. It is the same force that at this moment is striving to overturn the German Republic and deprive that nation of its chance of self-redemption among the States of Christendom."
- "The Red Fever: A Way to Deal with Our Bolshevists: Segregate Them!" by Winston Churchill, Illustrated Sunday Herald, January 25, 1920, page 5.