chapter  8
14 Pages

America and the resurgence of the German chemical and rubber industry after the Second World War

Hüls, Glanzstoff and Continental
ByChristian Kleinschmidt

The world revolution of our time is ‘made in the USA’. It is not Communism, Fascism, the new nationalism of the non-Western peoples, or any of the other ‘isms’ that appear in the headlines. They are reactions to the basic disturbance, secondary rather than primary. The true revolutionary principle is the idea of mass production. Nothing ever before recorded in the history of man equals speed, universality and impact the transformation this principle has wrought in the foundations of the society in the forty short years since Henry Ford turned out the first ‘Model T’.1