REFLECTIONS: The Last of an American

In the days when automobiles first clattered through cobbled streets, Europe finally had to face America. Europe never got over it. In the eyes of the frightened, fascinated Old World, one man symbolized this new historic force. The man was Motormaker Henry Ford, who would have traded in Europe for a slightly used Model T. Through watching him, two generations of Europeans caught a glimpse—however distorted—of U.S. capitalism's great adventure. When he died last week (see NATIONAL AFFAIRS), the event showed sharply what had happened to Europe's picture of him and of...

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