Christianity and Antiradicalism
This chapter illustrates how reincarnation provided Henry Ford with a sense of purpose he could find only in an absolute order generated by a coherent structure underpinning the universe. According to him, the eternal animating spirit was something like a “Queen Bee in the complicated hive which constitutes the individual.” These beliefs have since become part of the mythology surrounding America's most famous industrial pioneer. A shared hostility to radical politics was a central part of the process by which the alliance of church and industry was cemented. Antiradical ethics expressed a point where religious and corporate conceptions of the good seemingly came together, since Bolsheviks challenged the established norms both of this world and the next.
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