Ford was highly independent and not too keen on government intervention. But Fordlandia seemed very much in the vein of the Progressive era replica Tag Heuer watches of government, spearheaded by Teddy Roosevelt. Whats your take on this?Well, Henry Ford in a way was a Progressive, in that his Five Dollar Day and decent benefits were meant to take the edges off the worst of industrial capitalism. And he often railed against trusts and monopolies, but this had less to do with the kind of reform associated with the Progressive era than with a paranoid streak that eventually erupted into his well-known anti-Semitism.
He generally distrusted politicians and hated government intervention and did everything he could to avoid it. And he intensely disliked Teddy Roosevelt, whom he associated with militarism and jingoism. I devote a chapter in the book to their rivalry, to their competing replica IWC watches visions of what proper Americanism should be.Soy is a mass-market commodity now, but it was an obscure plant with obscure uses back in Fords day. Yet he championed it not only as food but for what wouldve been considered oddball purposes back then, such as clothing.
Hes actually wearing a suit made of soy in one of the books photos. Clearly, he was way ahead of his time. Do you think Ford has influenced the contemporary eco swiss replica watches movement, even though he was an industrialist?Ford poured millions of dollars into research into soy to find nutritional and industrial uses for the bean. But it would be incongruous to call him an ecologist, and, in many ways, Fords technological optimism, that belief that the worlds problems can be solved by economic growth and more rational application of technology, is the bane of the environmentalist movement.