The Bonfire of the Vanities

Wolfe, Tom

Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1987

p. 565

“The mayor shook his head some more. He found the Christian churches baffling. When he was growing up, the goyim were all Catholics, unless you counted the shvartzer, which nobody did. They didn’t even rate being called goyim. The Catholics were two types, the Irish and the Italians . . . He was in college before he realized there was this whole other set of goyim, the Protestants. He never saw any. . . . The Protestants were split up into such a crazy bunch of sects nobody could even keep track of them all. It was all very pagan and spooky, when it wasn’t ridiculous. They were all worshipping some obscure Jew from halfway around the world.”