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American dream

Posted by Bruce Kahl on June 06, 2003

In Reply to: American dream posted by Barney on June 06, 2003

: : Is there a consensus on the meaning of American dream? What do most people think it means?

: Like most expressions of this kind it means exactly what the politician who utters it says it means but, in truth, it is meaningless jingoism.

Main Entry: American dream
Function: noun
Usage: often capitalized D
Date: 1931
: an American social ideal that stresses egalitarianism and especially material prosperity