April 1865: Was it the Month that Saved America?
April 1865 was perhaps the most critical month in American history. In the span of a mere five days, the Army ...
21st Century Science, Part Two
Human cloning, stem-cell research, global warming, and so-called “Intelligent Design” are only a few of the countless issues that seem to ...
||Becoming American main page
In this age of globalization and ethnic identity politics, what does it mean
to be an American? Do we as a nation need to find new ways to talk about -
and proudly encourage the exceptional American experience?
In the aftermath of 9/11, the stakes could hardly be higher. One in nine
Americans are foreign-born, and are here legally or illegally. Nearly
one-fifth of U.S. residents speak a language other than English at home.
Can we make it easier for immigrants to assimilate? Should we?
Read the full transcript
Professor of sociology at the University of New York at Albany and the author of Remaking the American Mainstream: Assimilation and
Senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, a leading neo-conservative, and editor of, "Reinventing the Melting Pot: The New Immigrants and What it Means to be American."
Originally Aired: 6/24/2004
Be sure to also check out:
Here are some previous Think Tank programs that may be of interest.
The Blending of America
Immigration: Curse or Blessing? (Part Two)
Immigration: Curse or Blessing? (Part One)
Send us your thoughts
Think Tank is made possible by generous support from the Smith Richardson Foundation, the Bernard and Irene Schwartz Foundation, the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, the John M. Olin Foundation, the Donner Canadian Foundation, the Dodge Jones Foundation, and Pfizer, Inc.
Think Tank. All rights reserved.
Web development by Bean Creative.