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Six decades ago, as Mao's Communists seized power, the question in Washington was, 'Who lost China?' Now, as his capitalist descendants stand astride the world stage and Washington worries about decline, it seems to be, 'Who lost America?' Eric Liu#Power 68
Eric Liu#Power 68
In the end, arguing about affirmative action in selective colleges is like arguing about the size of a spigot while ignoring the pool and the pipeline that feed it. Slots at Duke and Princeton and Cal are finite. Eric Liu#Action 67
Eric Liu#Action 67
The Boomers will eventually have to accept that it is not possible to stay forever young or to stop aging. But it is possible, by committing to show up for others in community after community, to earn a measure of immortality. Eric Liu#Accept 61
Eric Liu#Accept 61
We tend to think of politics as bad, full of dirty tricks, negative ads, big campaigns, but I am here to explore the original meaning of politics, which is positive and has to do with balancing competing interests and looking for solutions. Eric Liu#Politics 59
Eric Liu#Politics 59
To be sure, the United States has profound problems, not least our faltering educational and physical infrastructure. Eric Liu#Educational 58
Eric Liu#Educational 58
If the undocumented have to work hard to attain citizenship, those of us who already are citizens should have to work hard to sustain it. We should all have to serve more, vote more, build more, and do more for our country. Eric Liu#Already 56
Eric Liu#Already 56
If whiteness were of no particular advantage, then having a fuller color wheel of skin tones would be purely a matter of celebration. But whiteness - just a drop of it - does still carry privilege. You learn that very young in America. Eric Liu#Advantage 53
Eric Liu#Advantage 53
It turns out umpires and judges are not robots or traffic cameras, inertly monitoring deviations from a fixed zone of the permissible. They are humans. Eric Liu#Cameras 53
Eric Liu#Cameras 53
From the right, you get demagogues shouting about brown-skinned anchor babies and clamoring to deport the undocumented. From the left, you get advocacy for the oppressed but otherwise, when it comes to national civic identity, mainly silence. Eric Liu#Advocacy 53
Eric Liu#Advocacy 53
True fans of the Constitution, like true fans of the national pastime, acknowledge the critical role of human judgment in making tough calls. We don't expect flawless interpretation. We expect good faith. We demand honesty. Eric Liu#Faith 52
Eric Liu#Faith 52
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