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Hoover Asks



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As we discuss the power of government to redistribute wealth and create dependency, here is a timely remark that I recently came upon in my Hoover studies: 

“Can the American people be bought with their own money?”

         —Herbert Hoover, in a speech in Philadelphia on May 14, 1936

George H. Nash is editor of Freedom Betrayed: Herbert Hoover’s Secret History of the Second World War and Its Aftermath.



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