John Ford's Social Darwinism

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Ford demonstrates a social Darwinist not only because he exhibits the successful outcome of someone who has ideal traits for survival, but because he encourages others who live promising lives as well. “A man’s personal advancement depended entirely and immediately upon his work” (My life and work 98). Ford always made sure that men were given a fair chance toward advancements in his factory. Those who held positions of authority started from the bottom up; they all had to work just as hard to prove their worth. No flattery was allowed, a man’s strength and devotion to work would dictate his position in the company. Additionally, a man is never discharged unless unfaithful or inefficient at his work. If a man begins to show signs of weakness

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