Reimagining Citizenship

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Is the spirit of citizenship still alive in America? Past generations had the draft and epic fights for civil rights. Before that, Tocqueville described how barn raisings and self-government were part of the same civic impulse. But what is citizenship in America today? What should it mean beyond a bundle of rights and benefits? What are the responsibilities, individual and collective, of a modern citizen? Whether we are newly naturalized or longstanding Americans, what do we owe our country? From electoral reform to national service, from local non governmental innovation to a program of Americanization and immigrant integration, it's time for a new citizenship agenda one that defies traditional left-right divides. In this session, Eric Liu leads a conversation with some of America's leading thinkers from the Right and the Left to explore how we can all renew and reinforce a culture of strong citizenship in our nation.

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