The America of Trump’s big speech sounds good, but it’s a deeply incomplete picture
Allow me to take you back. The year is 1957 and “Leave it to Beaver” debuts in black and white on CBS.
The earnest and playful family comedy offers up solvable moral dilemmas and a heaping spoonful of unvarnished optimism in the American Dream for six years and remains for many people one of the greatest television shows of all time.
But one of the reasons the show was so popular was that it was, for many at the time, an escape from the anxiety-inducing social, cultural and economic changes...