An Empty Wish … If Only

I wish we could declare a moratorium on the phrase The American Dream … “Their share of the American Dream.” “I want my share of the American Dream.” We have it already. You have it. Now. The two-care garage, the good job and house in the suburbs is not The American Dream; it’s the Chinese Dream, the Bulgarian Dream, the dream of seventeen people on Mindanao. The American Dream is about liberty, opportunity, a meritocracy, rather than success based on family lineage of long residence in America. It’s laws like habeas corpus and the presumption of innocence. We have these already. Let’s use them.

Books

Jubilee Year 2019
All I’ve Done for You
2016
Miri Who Charms
2009
Appearances 2006
In This Sign
1970
I never Promised You a Rose Garden
1964