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European Tribune - The Horatio Alger Myth and Class Mobility
What I find most surprising is the lack of outrage in this country over the poor hand that many people get dealt.

This is pretty much the case for most of America and Europe. This shows how much the dominant culture has been successful at brainwashing most of us.

This is especially true in the USA where the "American Dream" myth is stronger than ever (although cracks are beginning to appear...), "Only in America..." as you pointed out should be more accurately replaced by "Only in India or China...".

But myths and accuracy are two very different things, obviously...

by Bernard (bernard) on Sun Feb 15th, 2009 at 09:38:24 AM EST

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