I generally refrain from posting youtube clips but here is one I came across today and wanted to share. The U.S. Embassy in Brussels produced the footage in 2012. I know that this is the third night in a row I have posted on Belgian relief and the Great War, but it is a topic of incredible importance. It is funny how are perceptions of the presidents are skewed. We focus on some so much and others hardly at all. This is unfortunate for our national understanding.
It is lost on us today how long Hoover worked in the public sphere. He was going strong well into the Cold War. Some say he cynically did this to save his legacy after his presidency and the Great Depression. I for one have never seen it that way. The video is long at fifteen minutes but take the time.