In spite of the radio and our national commitment to standardization and speed, we still need good books, and intelligent people want and read them. America, most cosmopolitan of all nations, a new country with new conditions and new problems, must create the answer to its needs by selecting and adapting the best from all sources from which its elements come. We are now awake, not only to this fact, but to the value of the art quality as an economic asset, as well as to its educational value in our environment; hence, the country-wide interest in the home, not alone in terms of comfort, but of beauty and of common sense.
Source: The Independent (28 March 1925): 358-364
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