Is The American Dream Killing You?

Not me, it isn’t. Then again, the American Dream, to me, is about the freedom to pursue things I love. It’s not about material wealth, per se. And, to the extent it is about wealth, it’s far more about the process of creating it than actually having it.

Anyway, the guy who’s been pretty much my best friend since we met as Navy officers in 1988 is just on the verge of having his second book published. During the year he was writing it, which ended nearly a year ago already, we exchanged hundreds of emails, all of them addressing serious aspects of philosophy, politics, and science.

He makes some interesting points, but I don’t think he’s an individualist. I’ll wait to read his final word on it.

His first book was an entertaining read. I recommend it.

Richard Nikoley

I'm Richard Nikoley. Free The Animal began in 2003 and as of 2021, contains 5,000 posts. I blog what I wish...from health, diet, and food to travel and lifestyle; to politics, social antagonism, expat-living location and time independent—while you sleep—income. I celebrate the audacity and hubris to live by your own exclusive authority and take your own chances. Read More


  1. Billy Beck on July 29, 2005 at 14:03

    Alrady; I don't like the look of it.

  2. Kyle Bennett on July 29, 2005 at 14:42

    I hope the writeup on Amazon is just an attempt to twist the real content of the book into what the publishers think the public wants to hear, and not an accurate description. There's no maybe about that writeup, it's straight out of the mouth of Jim Taggart.

  3. Richard Nikoley on July 29, 2005 at 15:20

    You'll get no argument from me, B. We'll see. Kyle, from the email exchanges I had with Paul, I fear you may not be too far off.

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