Rules and Tools for Pragmatists

Commentary | January 1, 2001 | By John Burbank | EOI

On my recent work trips, I had the chance to talk with two taxi cab drivers, one from Jamaica and another from Ghana, who are emblematic of the American Dream. They came to this country with nothing, they worked hard, their children went to public schools and are now attending public universities. They have, in many ways and in their own eyes, made it. It is anecdotes like these that should move progressives from fighting against the "myth? of the American Dream to acknowledging and embracing that dream.

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