The Hedgehog Review

The Hedgehog Review

The American Dream

The Hedgehog ReviewVol. 15, No. 2 (Summer 2013)

From the Editors


Problems and Promises of the Self-Made Myth

Jim Cullen

The Apocalyptic Strain in Popular Culture: The American Nightmare Becomes the American Dream

Paul A. Cantor

The Gospel of the American Dream

Tony Tian-Ren Lin

Martin Luther King and the American Dream: A Conversation with Jonathan Rieder

Joseph E. Davis

The American Dream: A Bibliographic Review

Lawrence R. Samuel


Happiness as an End in Itself

Freedom to Make the Right Choice

Youth and Prescription Drugs


Resisting Complacency, Fear, and the Philistine: The University and its Challenges

Leon Botstein

Knowledge, Virtue, and the Research University

Chad Wellmon


Mike Rose’s Back to School: Why Everyone Deserves a Second Chance at Education

Reviewed by Charles Glenn

Michael Rosen’s Dignity: Its History and Meaning  

Reviewed by Erica Holberg

Jeffrey P. Bishop’s The Anticipatory Corpse: Medicine, Power, and the Care of the Dying

Reviewed by William P. Kabasenche

Arlie Russell Hochschild’s The Outsourced Self: Intimate Life in Market Times

Reviewed by John Hewitt

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