Magazine December 8, 2014, Issue

Aftermath of a Perfect Storm

A Race for the Future: How Conservatives Can Break the Liberal Monopoly on Hispanic Americans, by Mike Gonzalez (Crown Forum, 288 pp., $26)

In this new book, Mike Gonzalez tackles the debate among conservatives on Latino political assimilation. Gonzalez, who was born in Cuba, is a former deputy editorial-page editor of the Asian edition of the Wall Street Journal; he served in the George W. Bush administration and is currently a senior fellow at the Heritage Foundation. The question he asks here is, How did Hispanics become overwhelmingly Democratic and what can conservatives do about it?

Gonzalez’s diagnosis of the problem and his historical analysis of the past 50 years of left-wing cultural aggression against our nation’s assimilationist ethos (and thus against Latino newcomers,

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