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Luke S. H. Wright

Luke S. H. Wright is a visiting scholar in the Corcoran Department of History at the University of Virginia and the author of two forthcoming books, Samuel Taylor Coleridge and the Anglican Church and The Biblical Roots of English Radical Thought. He lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.


The Death of the American Dream

Fall 2009 | Essays

We confused the American Dream with simple accumulation. We spent vastly beyond our means in an attempt to give off a false impression of achievement, and that wild spending of borrowed money drove the current crash.