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Don't be seduced by Trump's can-do tale of ambition and achievement

Don't be seduced by Trump's can-do tale of ambition and achievement

As different as they are, Sheryl Sandberg and Donald Trump both testify to America's susceptibility to potentially dangerous fairy tales: narratives of can-do individualism promoted by wealthy celebrities blind to their own privilege.

This week, Sandberg received acclaim and wide media coverage for admitting that her book, “Lean In” — which received acclaim and wide media coverage when it was published in 2013 — was wrong and based largely on her own, limited understanding of women's lives. After a personal tragedy — the death of her husband — Sandberg acknowledged that being a newly single mother had opened her eyes to the challenges many women...

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