There are those, I know, who will reply that the liberation of humanity, the freedom of man and mind, is nothing but a dream. They are right. It is. It is the American Dream.

Archibald MacLeish (1892–1982) American poet, writer, statesman
“We Have Purpose … We All Know It,” Life (30 May 1960)

Part of a series of essays in Life and The New York Times on "The National Purpose."
Added on 30-Aug-12 | Last updated 30-Aug-12
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