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Presentation: The Double-Edged American Dream
August 6, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
The Double-Edged American Dream
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
5:30 pm-7:00 pm
Burr and Burton Academy, Hunter Seminar Room
The American Dream is a long-running and inspiring national-greatness myth. It posits boundless resources, freedoms and successes. Until recently the myth largely kept its overall promise, though not always and not for all. But in the 1970s, a lost war in Vietnam and an overwhelmed domestic economy launched persistent wage stagnation for many Americans. Still, despite widespread dissatisfactions, the sky’s-the-limit Dream remains a national ethos, often luring us into costly lost wars abroad and infrastructure neglect at home. Many who feel left behind blame others rather than reexamining the Dream’s (and America’s) inherent limitations. Trump capitalized on this anger in 2016, promising to resurrect the Dream after declaring it dead.
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