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The Betrayal of the American Dream

The Betrayal of the American Dream by Donald L. Bartlett and James B. Steele THE CLOSING of the COMMONS The New Enclosure Movement Essentially “the American Dream” has always been a middle class dream. Thanks to carefully targeted government policy, the...

Jean-Léon Gérôme, Part Two

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“Drift” by Rachael Maddow

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Jean-Léon Gérôme, Part One

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