Keeping Democracy Alive:Conservative American Dream Has Been Flipped On Its Head 
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Keeping Democracy Alive  Conservative American Dream Has Been Flipped On Its Head   
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Burt Cohen  Bi-Weekly Program  For non-profit use only. 
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Ask today and everyone will tell you the American Dream is individuals becoming super rich. But the more traditional definition was one of equal opportunity and justice for all. Americans shared a belief in the social contract and a sense of society as a moral economy. So says historian Sarah Churchwell whose new book is Behold, America: The Entangled History of America Firstand the American Dream. Her research revealed that the conservative American Dream was opposed to economic inequality and laissez faire capitalism, and that a hundred years ago billionaires were considered un-American. The phrase America First however has no similarly benign roots. Its always been a fig leaf for racism. The KKK used it as a slogan, and it still means the same thing. Can we still recover the conservative American Dream?   Burt Cohen and Prof. Sarah Churchwell  
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  CSNY American Dream 
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View Script    10-18-2018  English 
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keepingdemocracyalive  160Kbps mp3 (68.42MB) Stereo 


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