American “Individualism” Is Shallow and Immoral

Herbert Hoover, father of “rugged individualism,” takes the oath of office (public domain)

Americans like to think of ourselves as the most individualistic of nations. We often make reference to our national ethos of “rugged individualism” without realizing where that phrase came from. It turns out that it was coined by none other than Herbert Hoover, who in 1928 spoke of the “choice between the American system of rugged individualism and a European philosophy of diametrically opposed doctrines ­…

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George Dillard

George Dillard

Exploring the past to illuminate politics, the environment, and more. Also: worldhistoryfacts.com. Buy me a beverage: https://ko-fi.com/georgedillard