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America have to recognise the "American Dream" as a propaganda intended to serve the purposes of the elites to the detriment of the rest of the population

Yes. But it's tough to relinquish a cherished illusion.
One way that myth of American upward mobility is maintained is by keeping Americans in a state of blindness about the real social and economic victories of other parts of the world. I fear Obama's vision is pretty narrow.
And as I discuss in my comment below, the window of acceptable discourse in the US school system has become very narrow.

Capitalism searches out the darkest corners of human potential, and mainlines them.

by geezer in Paris (risico at wanadoo(flypoop)fr) on Mon Jan 5th, 2009 at 04:44:38 AM EST
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