American Dream

The Embodiment of the American Dream

There are myriad examples of individuals coming to the United States to enjoy extraordinary success. Some have come to call that the “American Dream.” Perhaps nobody better embodies the American Dream than Thomas Paine, the famous pamphleteer of the late 1700s.


The American Spirit of Work

Arthur Young, an English writer who was supposedly enlightened and known for his writings about agriculture commented that “Everybody but an idiot knows that the lower class must be kept poor or they will never be industrious.” Derek Jarrett,¬†England in the Age of Hogarth, (London, 1974), 79-80. This English belief, that the lower rungs of […]