"...what of the American dream? Is it a vision or an illusion? Do we need to deepen this dream or awaken from it?
   Can anyone doubt the importance of this question? In one form or another, it is a question that has been gathering strength for decades, and it now stands squarely in the path not only of every American, but, such is the planetary influence of America, of every man and woman in the world. What really is America? What does America mean?  

To think well and truly about this question, we need to relate it to the deepest inner questions that mankind can ask."

— Jacob Needleman, Two Dreams of America  


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