Posted by ESC on March 22, 2004
In Reply to: American Dream-who could help me??? posted by BabyLouu on March 22, 2004
: Hello everybody,
: I write a class test soon in english and must write a comment about the American Dream.I am not very good in english and I hope you could help me.Could everybody write me his opinion about this topic?
: It would be very nice.
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AMERICAN DREAM - "the ideal of freedom and opportunity that motivated the Founding Fathers; the spiritual strength of the nation.In 1893 Katherine Lee Bates wrote in 'America the Beautiful of a 'patriot dream that sees beyond the years.' In 1960 the poet Archibald MacLeish, debating 'national purpose,' said: 'There are those, I know, who will reply that the liberation of humanity, the freedom of man and mind, is nothing but a dream. They are right, It is. It is the American dream.' The American Dream, to some, stresses opportunity. The phrase defies definition as much as it invites discussion. As a force behind government philosophy, it seems to be interpreted by most users as a combination of freedom and opportunity with growing overtones of social justice." From "Safire's New Political Dictionary" by William Safire (Random House, New York, 1993).