From the Hoover Institution:
The Hoover Institution Press re-released the timely volume, American Individualism, by President Herbert Hoover with an introduction by acclaimed Herbert Hoover biographer George H. Nash.
In 1921, then secretary of commerce Herbert Hoover distilled from his experiences a coherent understanding of what has come to be called American exceptionalism: the set of beliefs and values that make America unique. The result was the 1922 book American Individualism, in which Hoover argued that America can make progress if we preserve our individualism, stimulate the initiative of our people, maintain the safeguards to equality of opportunity and honor service as a part of our national character.
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