The Battered American Dream

Historians, politicians, and business leaders often refer to the American Dream as a key differentiator that has set the United States apart from countries that lack its unique mix of happiness, wealth, power, and stability. What is the American Dream? Is it still relevant? What place will it have in 21st century United States? We'll answer these questions and more.

The concept of the American Dream seems to be as old as the nation itself, but the term was first used in the 1931 book, The Epi.....

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