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This English reading is difficult. Could you summarize the passage?

Especially, the part "But the methods he pioneered enabled the growth of ~ industrialization could be imposed(last sentence)" is difficult and I don't know what each sentence means to argue what.

Ford in fact aspired to a kindly form of totalizing control. It is perhaps no coincidence that he was admired by not only Lenin and Trotsky, but also Mussolini and Hitler. One aspect of his dictatorialism was a deep-seated suspicion of choice and consumerism. It was Ford who famously said of the Model T that buyers could have any color "as long as it was black." But the methods he pioneered enabled the growth of enormous consumer markets and an appetite for innovation and novelty that Ford, a utilitarian by nature, found socially corrupting. He recoiled from the consequences of economic liberalism, the things he disliked having much in common with those detested by the anti-globalization movement today. he was a pacifist who despised bankers, energy monopolies and Jews. Grandin thus argues that Ford saw the Brazilian interior less as a business opportunity than as a means of starting afresh - an unspoiled setting like the Garden of Eden in which rational industrialization could be imposed.

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