Quotation by Herbert Hoover

I, with other Americans, have perhaps unduly resented the stream of criticism of American life ... more particularly have I resented the sneers at Main Street. For I have known that in the cottages that lay behind the street rested the strength of our national character.
Herbert Hoover (1874–1964), U.S. president. The New Day: Campaign Speeches of Herbert Hoover, 1928, p. 109, Stanford University (1928).

Reflections on the American character, as exemplified by his attitude toward critics of mainstream American culture.
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