A Moving Experience: Bah, humbug. The American Dream

5 min readDec 18, 2022
by C.Flisi

Once upon a time, Europeans — not all but many — looked across the ocean to the American Dream with admiration and envy. Americans were more pragmatic, more positive, more energetic, more upbeat, and more honest. None of the dangling cigarette cynicism of the Italian intellectual, the entrenched ennui of the German burgomeister, the pervasive pessimism of the French bourgeoisie. In Europe, things…


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