Quotation by Daniel J. Boorstin

While the focus in the landscape of Old World cities was commonly government structures, churches, or the residences of rulers, the landscape and the skyline of American cities have boasted their hotels, department stores, office buildings, apartments, and skyscrapers. In this grandeur, Americans have expressed their Booster Pride, their hopes for visitors and new settlers, and customers, for thriving commerce and industry.
Daniel J. Boorstin (b. 1914), U.S. historian. Democracy and its Discontents: Reflections on Everyday Americans, ch. 7, Random House (1974).
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