How can I describe the American Dream? Maybe it’s captured by the first ride I took on a New York subway, after returning from several months in Sweden, where everybody looked the same, and here I was on the subway, and the amazing diversity of the people of the United States. You know the motto is “E pluribus unum” — “Of many, one” — and that’s the idea that, more than just tolerating, we can appreciate our differences and yet pull together for the long haul. So that is my idea of the American Dream, sometimes referred to as “the melting pot.” That’s not quite right, because we keep our individual identities, but we are all Americans, and proud to live in the land of the free.