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“Condoleezza Rice on What Unifies Us As Americans”

What unifies us as Americans is an aspirational narrative. It does not matter where you come from, only where you are going. The energy, youthfulness, and risk taking of immigrants who come from all over the world is what has made America what it is today.

What Makes America Great

In this video, produced in conjunction with New York City’s 92nd Street Y, Condoleezza Rice, the Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution, describes what makes the Unites States great and how it can achieve greatness again. Rice observes, “America is the most successful economic and political experiment in human history.” Focusing on education is key to the United States’ remaining a leader, Rice believes, because the modern economy punishes those who do not have the knowledge and skills to succeed. Policies that support private-sector growth, such as lower taxes and fewer regulations, will also expand opportunity, she maintains.

Entitled American Conversation Essentials, the video series features Hoover senior fellows delving into a broad array of topics, from economics to national security.