Nation: A NATION WITHIN A NATION

IN aggregate wealth and individual opportunity, no nation in history can match the U.S. Its cities, for all their problems, gleam like gilded Camelots in contrast to most of mankind's habitations. Its fields generate a superabundance of food, its factories a surfeit of goods and gadgets. The gross national product this year will top $846 billion, and median family income is approaching $8,000 a year—about $2,000 more than that of the country with the next highest standard of living. Sweden. The accouterments of affluence are everywhere: Americans...

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