How important is the idea of national unity or common identity? And how important is it for immigrants to bring — and share — some of their cultural identity and language?
Peter Beinart, John Judis and Ana Navarro came to the Institute for Freedom and Community at St. Olaf College to share their ideas.
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St. Olaf College religion and philosophy professor Edmund Santurri. He's the director of the Institute for Freedom and Community.
Peter Beinart is a journalist who's written for the New York Times, Time and The New Republic. He is a political commentator, he teaches at the City University of New York, and is the author of several books. Beinart is a senior fellow at the New America Foundation.
Ana Navarro is a Republican political strategist and television commentator on CNN, Telemundo and ABC.She has advised several leading politicians on immigration and other matters.
John Judis is a journalist at Talking Points Memo and the author of several books, including "The Populist Explosion."
The event was held April 16, 2019.