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Recapturing American Greatness

Tom Brokaw asks what happened to the America he thought he knew

Tom Brokaw, Interview reveals why the American Dream no longer holds true

Tom Brokaw. — Photo by Audrey Hall/Courtesy of Random House

Has America simply wandered off course, or have we dug a hole from which we can’t climb out? Tom Brokaw asks this question and many others in his new book, The Time of Our Lives.

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He believes various private interest groups funneling money into our political system has caused a national divide that has distracted us from a sense of common good. This decline in values has also caused a loss of nationalistic pride making us an easy target for hijackers who could steer our country down a destructive path.
 
Brokaw does believe, however, that we can regain our national confidence and learn to interact in an ever-crowded world. Brokaw engages in a conversation about our country, offering many ideas for how we can revitalize the promise of the American Dream.

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