The Best Advice Against Antisemitism — From an Antisemite
Henry Ford was a nasty antisemite. But he also gave us one of the best pieces advice against antisemitism.
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A close friend recalled a camping trip in 1919 during which Henry Ford, the founder of Ford Motor Company, lectured a group around the campfire, attributing “all evil to Jews or to the Jewish capitalists … The Jews caused the war, the Jews caused the outbreak of thieving and robbery all over the country, the Jews caused the inefficiency of the navy…”
That same year, he began publishing a series of articles in his hometown newspaper, The Dearborn Independent, which claimed a vast Jewish conspiracy was infecting America. Ford bound the articles into four volumes titled “The International Jew” and distributed half a million copies to his extensive network of dealerships and subscribers.
Clearly, Henry Ford was a nasty antisemite. But he also gave us one of the best pieces advice against antisemitism: