Aware that a powerful group of financiers was attempting to wrest control of the Ford Motor Company away from him, in 1921, Mr. Ford commissioned a highly qualified team of researchers to make a complete study of these money manipulators. The findings of this research were published by Mr. Ford in a book entitled "THE INTERNATIONAL JEW". Realising the highly controversial and inflammatory reaction that the release of such a publication might produce, the author reasoned thus:
"There is extreme sensitiveness about any public discussion of the Jewish Question on the part of Gentiles. There is a vague feeling that to even use the word "Jew" openly, or to expose it nakedly in print, is somehow improper. Polite evasions are timidly used instead, and people pick their way gingerly as if the whole subject were forbidden, until some courageous thinker comes along with the good old word "Jew", and then the constraint is relieved and the air cleared.
"The chief difficulty in writing about this question is the *supersensitiveness* of Jews and non-Jews concerning the whole matter. The idea seems to be fixed in the Jew by inheritance that any public discussion of the Jewish Question is organised and inspired by a Jew-hater. That idea is sought to be fixed in the Gentile by propaganda; that any writing which does not simply cloy and drip syrupy sweetness towards things Jewish is born of prejudice and hatred. It is, therefore, branded as 'anti-semitism' - 'full of lies, insult, insinuation, and constitutes an instigation to massacre!'
"Nevertheless, the Jew remains the world's enigma. Poor in his masses, yet he controls the world's finances. Scattered abroad without country or official government, yet he presents a unity of race continuity which no other people has achieved. For centuries living under legal disabilities in almost every land, he emerged to become the power behind many a throne.