As the decade of the 1990s begins, millions of people are dreaming of better and more productive lives. East Europeans dream of freedoms, West Europeans dream of unity. Millions of Asians dream of a new and more prosperous world, and those dreams have not ended in China. And I ask myself: where is our dream? Where is the vision of America's future? Americans have always been the world's greatest dreamers. We dreamed of independence, and got it. We dreamed of becoming a continental power, and accomplished it. Our immigrants dreamed of a decent and prosperous life, and won it. We dreamed of going to the moon, and got there.Skip to next paragraph
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- From `Peril and Promise'