By Henry Ford. Benedict Arnold was a hero… and then a traitor. The worst kind of traitor. One who would turn his back on his nation and his best friend. One who would turn on his own in battle, capturing and burning Richmond, Va. at the head of British troops after his defection.
But Arnold’s real problem with Congress and his superiors in the military began when a number of bad acquaintances converged in Arnold’s life. This included British Major John André, loyalist-leaning Peggy Shippen and David Solesbury Franks, a Jewish specialist in profiting from military contracts. Originally written and published by Henry Ford in his Dearborn Independent in 1921, the article avoids the political correctness so prevalent today. [Read the entire article as PDF…]