The Apprentice Concretizes the American Dream
By Harry Binswanger (The Australian, April 29, 2004; Calgary Sun, May 2, 2004)
The Apprentice was the first "reality" show deal with reality. Its contestants did not compete in worm-eating or political conniving but in solving real-world business problems. It was a weekly demonstration that success is not a matter of "the old-boy network" or "exploitation" or any of the threadbare leftist caricatures, but of effort, planning, honesty, and practical wisdom.
Wordlessly, the show conveyed the message that productive achievement is good, that material success is good--that life on this earth is good. The show concretized The American Dream.
The Apprentice should be beamed to the Middle East.