a second look at the american dream

a second look at the american dream

“A bedrock American principle is the idea that all individuals should have the opportunity to succeed on the basis of their own effort, skill, and ingenuity.” -Ben Bernanke, Chairman of the Federal Reserve The American dream is a cornerstone of how we conceive our nation, a driving force since the colonies were first established.  It … Continue reading

class consciousness and the american psyche

class consciousness

“Quando dou comida aos pobres chamam-me santo.  Quando pergunto por que eles são pobres chamam-me de comunista.” -Hélder Câmara, Archbishop of Recife America has a problem with class.  This is not to say that Americans are uncouth or have a penchant for truancy, but rather that the American public, as a whole, has a difficult … Continue reading