Undocumented Citizen: An American Story

What does it mean to be American, and how is that story best told and understood? New York Times columnist David Brooks sits down with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and undocumented immigrant Jose Antonio Vargas to discuss citizenship without certainty, ahead of the publication of Vargas's memoir, Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen. Brooks and Vargas will examine the central role that storytelling and memoir play in changing the conversation about immigration in America.

Festival: Aspen Ideas 2018

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What does it mean to be American, and how is that story best told and understood? New York Times columnist David Brooks... See more
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