[Marxism] Fwd: Deep in Brazil’s Amazon, Exploring the Ruins of Ford’s Fantasyland - The New York Times

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Mon Feb 20 19:16:27 MST 2017

 From the start, ineptitude and tragedy plagued the venture, 
meticulously documented in a book by the historian Greg Grandin that I 
read on the boat as it made its way up the Tapajós. Disdainful of 
experts who could have advised them on tropical agriculture, Ford’s men 
planted seeds of questionable value and let leaf blight ravage the 


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