Education: Most American

What President Roosevelt called "the most American thing in America" began to happen again. What Philosopher James called "the best fruits of what mankind has striven for under the name of civilization for centuries" ripened once more and were culled by glad thousands.

With richly caparisoned pageantry, with fine democratic speechmaking, with orchestras, choirs, choruses, soloists, with lecturers, clergymen, suffragettes, scientists, with the President of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, Inc., and the President of the Rockefeller Foundation, the annual program of Chautauqua Institution was launched upon the...

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