August 21, 2019

John Kenneth White, ordinary professor, politics, published commentary in New York Daily News about redefining the American Dream as 2020 approaches. 

...The American Dream: Those three simple words have been part of our lexicon since the Great Depression. During the 1930s, historian James Truslow Adams coined the phrase, defining it as the desire for a better future that could be found through individual ingenuity and hard work. Since then, Americans have absorbed the concept and found various ways to measure its success. Today, 76% of us believe having a successful career is “extremely” or “very” important in realizing the American Dream; owning a home, 69%; “being better off than the generation before you,” 57%. But now our sense of it appears to be changing before our eyes. It is, I believe, an evolution for the better, and ironically thanks to the divisiveness of Donald Trump...

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