how our politicians are abandoning the middle class and betraying the american dreamby arianna huffington
It’s a jarring phrase, one that is deeply contrary to our national conviction that America is the greatest nation on Earth — as well as the richest, the most powerful, the most generous, and the most noble. It also doesn’t match our day-to-day experience of the country we live in — where it seems there is, if not a chicken in every pot, then a flat- screen TV on every wall. And we’re still the world’s only military superpower, right?
So what, exactly, does it mean — “Third World America”?
For me, it’s a warning: a shimmering foreshadowing of a possible future. It is the flip side of the American Dream — an American nightmare of our own making.
current read and i’m hooked.
btw, npr interviewed her and it’s awesome. check it out