What 10 things should every American know?

October 23, 2015  • Citizenship and American Identity Program

What is cultural literacy? What are 10 things you think every American should know? History, culture, popular culture, everyday life… what concepts should Americans understand fluently? As debate rages on issues of race, immigration, and religion, the question of what holds us together is more relevant than ever. Eric Liu of the Aspen Institute Citizenship & American Identity Program talks about cultural literacy and the need for a shared core of knowledge in 21st-century America.