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American Individualism

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1922. A slim volume from the 31st President of the United States, espousing Hoover's philosophy, a blend of both national progress and traditional individualism. Contents: American Individualism; Philosophic Grounds; Spiritual Phases; Economic Phases; Political Phases; and The Future. A fascinating read
Paperback, 80 pages
Published December 1st 2004 by Kessinger Publishing (first published 1922)
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This was a great look int to the philosophy of Hoover, and it reminded me of some of the things Reagan said.

The writing was amazingly good. It was a joy to read if for nothing else then the masterful way he used words.

His section on faith spoke only in general terms, ans I also don't feel that faith was a large enough basis for his theories, but I read it to understand his views, not to base my own views on (a good stand-point when reading any political book).

If you want to understand Hoover bet
David Haws
I see that some of my friends have been reading the Federalist papers. Herbert Hoover has been much maligned, but he was well educated, and a decent writer. I think this is a must-read for anyone interested in conservative American ideology.

His The Challenge to Liberty (1934) is also good, as is his autobiography (especially the first volume).
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Herbert Clark Hoover, the 31st President of the United States (1929–1933), was a mining engineer and author. As the United States Secretary of Commerce in the 1920s under Presidents Warren Harding and Calvin Coolidge, he promoted government intervention under the rubric "economic modernization". In the presidential election of 1928 Hoover easily won the Republican nomination. The nation was prospe ...more
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