American Dream

Obamacare: A British Man's Letter To The American Citizen

Karl Davis | Posted 01.06.2014 | UK Politics
Karl Davis

Dear American Citizen, I write from the other side of the Atlantic. Our homelands are separated by a vast, malevolent body of water. Thousands of miles stand between us, yet still we share so many things, music, theatre, fashion, culture, history, high street stores and banking ties, and much more. Our military train together, and politicians lean on each other. We really aren't that different.

Elysium and the American Dream

Cai Wilshaw | Posted 28.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Cai Wilshaw

The rich populate Elysium, a satellite utopia of clean-cut modern architecture, plush gardens and universal immortality. The Secretary of Defence epitomizes the utilitarian ruler, leaving her own garden party to shoot down a few rogue immigrant shuttles.

The Nighmarish Existence of Floyd 'Money' Mayweather

John Wight | Posted 12.11.2013 | UK Sport
John Wight

Imagine for a moment you are Floyd 'Money' Mayweather.... The glimpse into his life afforded first by HBO's 24/7 documentary series and now Showtime's All Access equivalent reveals a man whose life has been ruined by obscene wealth, excess, and the distorted worldview and self aggrandizement it has engendered.

Rethinking the American Education Agenda

Daniel O'Kelly | Posted 18.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Daniel O'Kelly

Maybe I'm just ticked off or worried that when my college president hands me a degree next June, I won't be able to appreciate it with my college debt staring me menacingly in the face. The labor market and American mentality will still be cutthroat, limited and crowded with other students fresh from their expensive four-year colleges.

'Blue Bloods' - Off-The-Peg Morality and The American Dreat

Rob Atkinson | Posted 25.03.2013 | UK Entertainment
Rob Atkinson

Blue Bloods is a CBS-produced TV drama - now in its third season - airing on Sky Atlantic in the UK, which typifies the successful formula used to create a top-rating series stateside.

The Hypocrisy of Achievement

Jenni Bergman | Posted 08.04.2012 | UK Politics
Jenni Bergman

Recently a nugget of wisdom mentioned in Back to the Future has come to mind. I love the film, but this statement encapsulates a belief in achievement that is particularly pervasive in American society but is popular throughout the Western world.

Future Earth Could America's 'Bigger is Better' Attitude Help Save the Environment?

O.C. Heaton | Posted 15.10.2011 | UK
O.C. Heaton

I've just spent a week in Florida and the trip involved quite a lot of driving - nearly 1000 miles in total. As ever, I was amazed at how huge the place is compared to England.