National Affairs: History Repeats

Most modern U. S. Presidents sooner or later fall into the habit of comparing themselves, directly or obliquely, with one of their greater predecessors in office. In 1931 Herbert Hoover went to Valley Forge to deliver a George Washington address. When he got through, the Press had the distinct impression that the 31st President was thinking of himself and his troubles in terms of the First President, that the noble general who shivered at the Valley Forge of the Revolution and the great engineer who was then shivering at the Valley Forge of the...

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