Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Henry Ford's goon squad

I just started reading the novel "Middlesex" by Jeffrey Eugenides and got to the part where the Greek immigrant Lefty starts a job at the Ford automotive plant.  He and his family are visited by two guys from the "Ford Sociological Department" who rummage through his house, checking for hygiene and order, and making suggestions/orders as to how Lefty should run his life.

It's one of those times where I read a book and say: "this can't possibly be true."  But, oh, it is: "When Henry Ford's Benevolent Secret Police Ruled His Workers."


sdharms said...

Henry Ford was either a commie sympathizer or naïve. He sent a whole production plant including people (Americans) to USSR. The commies grabbed their passports -- most of them didn't make it out alive.
The Forsaken: An American Tragedy in Stalin's Russia by Tim Tzouliadis

T said...

Dang, if you can't trust your fellow anti-Semites, who CAN you trust?