Peter Brimelow challenges this view in Alien Nation and in doing so raises fundamental issues of political theory. Brimelow begins by building a prima facie case. Alien Nation has 71 ratings and 7 reviews. Peter Brimelow has written a thought-provoking work that exposes the quirks and idiosyncracies of America’s. Peter Brimelow (born 13 October ) is a British-born American magazine editor, writer, Brimelow’s later books include Alien Nation: Common Sense About America’s Immigration Disaster, The Wall Street Gurus: How You Can Profit from.

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Sometimes it takes a personal book to make a public debate finally and fully public. In the next chapter, we will see how the pincers of this ethnic rev- olution got their grip. I suspect that Time magazine, like Sam Donaldson and Cokie Roberts in their conversation on ABC’s This Week with David Brinkley that heads this chapter, must feel vaguely that “democ- racy” has something to do with everyone in the world being treated equally. My reading of the Founding Fathers, and bfimelow practical political tradition, is that they were in the main conservative realists.

Nor is this the first time that immigration has adversely affected these poorest of Americans.

It did not recover until a. Starting Back Up 44 8. A nation in a real sense is an extended family” p. Of course, I must modestly decline to make too much of the par- allels between Paine and myself.

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They were added years after the dedication of the statue, which was a gift from France to commemorate the U. And part of the conversation I got into by writing my National Review cover story illustrated this law.

And, although the First Great Wave of Immigration crested very high, it also broke and was ended very quickly. Thus an exhibit at the Ellis Island Museum of Immigration has a notice reading: Further, and here Brimelow broaches the most controversial point of his provocative book, past immigrants came mainly from Europe; inthe U.


Boomer women averaged less than two children apiece. See Chart 7, below. Behind the smooth and easy flow of his prose lies a penetrating grasp of the literature of history, economics, demography, and vrimelow theory relevant to his inquiry. Even more important, it dramatically skewed the sources of that influx.

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He asks, what happens if, respectively, his and his critics’ policies are applied but turn out badly?

And as we have seen, immigration from Africa about 2 percent of the post- total has reappeared for the first time since the abolition of the Slave Trade. Still, we probably stand a chance of making it to After a brief stint as a securities analyst, he settled in Torontobecoming a business writer and editor at the Financial Post and Maclean’s magazine.

Note that Chart 9 assumes the United States will grow rapidly, because of continued heavy immigration. For example, immi- gration into the United States was never really completely free. Why do you care so much about race?


The Know Nothings were, however, deeply suspicious of Roman Catholicism — at a time when enormous Irish Catholic immigration had begun, after the potato famine of 1 Meredith Brimeloww reports ask- ing an official in the State Department’s Bureau of Refugee Affairs what size of population he considered too much for California. Limbaugh Brjmelow rated it did not like it Jan 29, Democracy becomes self-liquidating, like the famous bird allegedly discovered by World War II aviators that flew around in ever-decreasing circles until it finally, remarkably, disappeared.

The Census re- ported the record: Adding 3 million annual gross illegal immi- grants — almost twelve per thousand — would take the total to Immigration Era peaks.

Blacks are now outnumbered by the other minorities in total for the first time ever — the census reported Indeed, the explosion is so dramatic that the demographer Michael S. The point, however, is that they should be discussed. Total Asian immigration betweenwhen the legislation went into effect, and Secondly, the magnet of the modern American welfare state. Of course, it is true that the Census Bureau has had to make some fairly daring assumptions in developing its projections. There was a debate.


Their third daughter, Victoria Beauregard Brimelow, was born on 6 February That was an exceptional situation, they say.

Paperbackpages. See Chart 2, below. Come One, Come All? Look at us and the Indians!

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But the band played on — notwithstanding these numbers, there was all that persistent happy talk from immigration enthusiasts about immigration being really still quite low. Ben rated it liked it Jul 03, Some antion of this book when it was still in manuscript have told me that my view of human nature is pessimistic.

That gives us net legal immigration.

An unofficial INS estimate is that eight out of every ten asylum applicants end up staying in the United States quite regardless of whether or not their applications are approved.

But almost all these blacks were slaves. Indeed, 74 percent of the legal immigrants came from just 15 of the sovereign coun- tries in the world, and not even the largest of them. Typically, nobody seems to know how many are immigrants. By some accounts, net immigration was actually negative in some years in the s, during the Second Great Lull. Look at the surge of illegal entries in the early s. Peter Brimelow challenges this view in Alien Nation and in doing so raises fundamental issues of political theory.

You have to be totally incurious not to wonder: