On June 29, Eric Liu presented his piece from the upcoming Fall 2015 edition of Democracy, “How to Be American,” at the Aspen Ideas Festival. Liu discussed his essay with Anne-Marie Slaughter, president and CEO of New America, and an editorial advisory committee member of Democracy. The talk, titled “What Every American Should Know,” focused on updating E.D. Hirsch’s landmark 1987 book, Cultural Literacy, for a more diverse and fast-changing twenty-first-century America.
Below is the recording of Liu’s session at the festival: