National Affairs: Natural Man

There is a self-concealing habit about Nominee Hoover's mind at its self-conscious moments. As a result, people are more surprised than otherwise when they discover, in Hoover speeches or reports or quoted from personal correspondence, sentences and sentiments which have unmistakably come from the natural man who lives somewhere inside the Beaver Man.

Currently published is a book* which contains, besides a sketchy but competent Hoover biography, a section of Hoover quotations and excerpts of the unfamiliar sort. They are not abundant. They include, of course, part of the famed Hoover essay, "In Praise of Izaak Walton," published last year in the...

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