Resurrecting the American dream

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The American dream has always been an amorphous concept, something that could be squished into whatever shape the speaker needs to create a generic sensation of good cheer and patriotism — whatever those are meant to be. But the contained emotions center around the belief that we are on the side of good, that we wish to maximize the exercise of rights and the growth of economies, that each generation will live a better life than…