Who Stole the American Dream?

By Hedrick Smith ’55. Random House, 2012. In his latest work, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Smith details the role of pro-business politics in the degradation of the American Dream and middle class success. Smith traces the pivotal steps of decline, matching revealing people stories with sharp, insightful analyses that explain the decisions largely responsible for decades of economic damage in the United States. Smith weaves the gripping political, economic and historical tale of America over the past 40 years, showing us not only how some individuals are coping, but also explaining what we can continue to do now and into the future.