The International Jew: The World's Foremost Problem
Why discuss the Jewish Question? Because it is here, and because its emergence into American thought should contribute to its solution, and not to a continuance of those bad conditions which surround the Question in other countries.
The Jewish Question has existed in the United States for a long time. Jews themselves have known this, even if Gentiles have not. There have been periods in our own country when it has broken forth with a sullen sort of strength which presaged darker things to come. Many signs portend that it is approaching an acute stage.
Not only does the Jewish Question touch those matters that are of common knowledge, such as financial and commercial control, usurpation of political power, monopoly of necessities, and autocratic direction of the very news that the American people read; but it reaches into cultural regions and so touches the very heart of American life.
This question reaches down into South America and threatens to become an important factor in Pan-American relations. It is interwoven with much of the menace of organized and calculated disorder which troubles the nations today. It is not of recent growth, but its roots go deep, and the long Past of this Problem is counterbalanced by prophetic hopes and programs which involve a very deliberate and creative view of the Future.
This little book is the partial record of an investigation of the Jewish Question. It is printed to enable interested readers to inform themselves on the data published in The Dearborn Independent prior to Oct. 1, 1920. The demand for back copies of the paper was so great that the supply was exhausted early, as was also a large edition of a booklet containing the first nine articles of the series. The investigation still proceeds, and the articles will continue to appear as heretofore until the work is done.
The motive of this work is simply a desire to make facts known to the people. Other motives have, of course, been ascribed to it. But the motive of prejudice or any form of antagonism is hardly strong enough to support such an investigation as this. Moreover, had an unworthy motive existed, some sign of it would inevitably appear in the work itself. We confidently call the reader to witness that the tone of these articles is all that it should be. The International Jew and his satellites, as the conscious enemies of all that Anglo-Saxons mean by civilization, are not spared, nor is that unthinking mass which defends anything that a Jew does, simply because it has been taught to believe that what Jewish leaders do is Jewish. Neither do these articles proceed upon a false emotion of brotherhood and apology, as if this stream of doubtful tendency in the world were only accidentally Jewish. We give the facts as we find them; that of itself is sufficient protection against prejudice or passion.
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This is THE book cited during the Nuremberg Trials by Baldur von Schirach, former leader of the Hitler Youth, as THE reason Nazis were anti-semitic.
This book explains that a schism existed between Jews and Gentiles throughout the world during the 19th century which was on pace to emerge into global conflict in the 20th Century. Henry Ford offers, on the one hand, a windy screed full of popular rumors and offensive platitudes maligning the character and nature of the Jewish race as they circulated in the first half of the 20th Century, but he offers on the other hand an early glimpse into the ideological and spiritual motives in both Jews and Gentiles which have long been compelling both sides to strive for the ultimate seat of power on earth. The main value in this book is to view it as an insight into the zeitgeist of that time and as a backdrop for applying knowledge of Biblical prophecy and spiritual warfare to the major events of the past 100 years. Worth reading for its cultural and historical journalism (even if it is accidentally such), but impossible to fully understand without a thorough knowledge of Divine Truth and End-Times Prophecy.