Alison Garwood Jones

What American Dream?

June 19, 2015

James Baldwin left the United States for a reason. From a distance, the writer gained even more clarity on the situation that was and is America.

In 1965, Baldwin was invited to England to debate conservative pundit, William F. Buckley, at the Cambridge Union. The issue: “Has the American Dream been achieved at the expense of the American negro?”

Baldwin starts speaking at 14:10. His analysis needs to be heard right now.


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