Eric Liu

Eric Liu is a contributing writer for The Atlantic. He is the author of You’re More Powerful Than You Think: A Citizen’s Guide to Making Change Happen. He is founder of Citizen University and executive director of the Aspen Institute Program on Citizenship and American Identity. He was a speechwriter and deputy domestic-policy adviser for President Bill Clinton.

The Strange Power of Weak Ties

It’s not hard to bond with people just like you. What Americans need are more connections to people who aren’t.