The American Dream to me means that anything is possible. I think that’s something that’s so uniquely American. I tremendously enjoyed going to graduate school in England, but one thing that struck me was that my fellow graduate students imagined when they were in graduate school that they knew what their lives were about. They knew that they were mathematicians or scientists or English majors. They felt that, early in schooling, they had been channeled in a certain way, and perhaps in some ways, still, in England, through class in certain ways. None of my fellow graduate students — English graduate students — felt that they could do anything with their lives, and it was really puzzling to them that I wasn’t at all clear that I wanted to be a mathematician, but I was still in graduate school and that I had this — I think — uniquely American sense that you could always do whatever you wanted. You could reinvent yourself in some ways. Now that’s not to say it’s easy. It’s not to say it’s not a struggle. It’s not to say it will always work. But to me, what America is about, is a statement that the individual can continue to learn, continue to change, and that we all help each other to do that. I think that’s a tremendously strong aspect of America. Something that I very much want to make sure we never lose.