Squeezed out

Most people find it all but impossible to believe that the future may be truly different from the past. Before the American Revolution, most Americans thought that they would continue to be British citizens forever, with or without a few minor reforms. Their expected future was largely a projection of the past. Most found it impossible to grasp that the difficulties they faced meant that they were entering an era of fundamental change.


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