I feel you are studying the American Dream you should read this:
This article is about how in the 1960s and 70s young immigrants were attracted to the radical left wing. However as the trades union movements were destroyed by Reagan and Thatcher and the Cold War ended the left wing has suffered huge set backs. In the political power vacuum that exists in a world that believes that ‘capitalism won’ where do angry young immigrants find expression and escape from their oppression? Religious extremism is one way. Fascinating!