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Dreams_EssayF10 - English 410 Fall 2010 Essay #2: Will the...

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English 410 Fall 2010 Essay #2: Will the California Dream Survive? “Critics say that California is a lie because its reality falls so far short of its ideals. They are wrong. California is not a lie; it is a disappointment, but it can be a disappointment only because it is also a hope.” – Samuel P. Huntington, as cited in James Quay “Promise and paradox are at the heart of the California Dream. In spite of the withering analyses of the past, the promises of California remain undiminished, bringing new generations of newcomers from around the world. The paradoxes* find resolution through a dialectic* in which new perceptions, relations, and ways of life are forever being created. The emerging syntheses* are informed by the virtues of balance, control, restraint, and the willingness to experiment and seek innovation. It is through the pursuit of these virtues that we ensure the survival of California – a place, a people, a dream.” – James Rawls *Word Definition Example par a dox [countable] a situation that seems strange because it involves two ideas or qualities that are very different It's a paradox that in such a rich state, there can be so much poverty. di
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This note was uploaded on 10/25/2011 for the course ENG 410 taught by Professor Hilbert during the Spring '08 term at S.F. State.

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