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Remember The Alamo

Next week is the 168th anniversary of the fall of the Alamo, so it’s appropriate to note a piece by Sam Huntington in the current issue of Foreign Policy entitled “The Hispanic Challenge.” The article is adapted from his upcoming book, “Who Are We: The Challenges to America’s National Identity,” and lays out the case that Hispanic, especially Mexican, immigration is different in kind from anything we’ve experienced before and threatens to rupture the cultural/political basis of American nationhood. I have never seen a serious rejoinder to this argument from the high-immigration side, as evidenced by David Brooks’ remarkably frivolous and superficial column responding to Huntington in yesterday’s New York Times.

Huntington also has a major article in the upcoming issue of The National Interest entitled “Dead Souls: Denationalization of the American Elite.”


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