National Affairs: Alfred and Henry


When I dipt into the future far as hu-</br> man eye could see, </br> Saw the vision of the world and all the </br> wonder that would be. . . .</br> Till the war-drum throbb'd no longer,</br> and the battle-flags were furl'd </br> In the Parliament of man, the Federa-</br> tion of the World. . . . </br>

Reading these lines from Alfred Lord Tennyson, Henry Ford, brisk, smiling and 78, gave newspapermen his views on the post-war world. If it was not surprising to find Henry Ford quoting Tennyson, it was surprising to find him urging the U.S. not...