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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Kennedy, assimilated descendant of that Irish influx, would later call “the survival and success of liberty. I am delighted that Alexander is an American. According to left-wing playwright Bertolt Brecht, then recently returned to Berlin, the secretary of the Authors Union actually had leaflets distributed that said the people had forfeited the govern- 73 THE PINCERS ment’s confidence and could win it back only by working harder.

The British used to have birthright citizen- ship, but in they restricted it — requiring for example that one parent be a legal resident — because of problems caused by immi- gration.

Yet the mere mention of America’s changing ethnic patterns provoked him to this angry reaction — in a demographer, the equivalent of a doctor fainting at the sight of blood. It regularly matched, and in some years actually ex- ceeded, immigration from all of Europe.

Alien Nation: Common Sense About America’s Immigration Disaster by Peter Brimelow

But immigration enthusiasts, and some others, welcome con- tinued U. It would be wrong to blame Edward Kennedy.


Legal immigrants also decide to leave the United States. An argument like Brimelow’s, though deployed to very different political ends, plays a large part in Rawls’ Theory of Justice.

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This may sound facetious. And the answer to Bouvier’s question is going to get even more startling.

There are currently an es- timated 3. The Census Bureau now projects that blacks mil natkon dis- placed by Hispanicsas the largest single minority sometime in the sec- ond decade of the next century. Immigration Compared to U.

Immigration is not a subject like abortion, where both sides have been deeply entrenched for years. The United Nations Population Fund estimates that the Third World natoin populations will increase, in absolute numbers, about sixteen times between and But up to half of these “African” immigrants seem to be whites. Brimelow’s urgent appeal to change into account.

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But it must also be stressed: Even when the American population was more homogeneous, Americans had difficulty understanding one another. Thereafter, they will supply virtually all population growth.

All of these demographic projections, of course, must make some fairly daring wlien about things to come. The two decades from to were always bound to be in- terestingj demographically speaking. I peher her as a friend, and share her fascina- tion with free markets — a professional hazard for me as a financial journalist, like overdeveloped biceps for an arm wrestler.

Although numbers weren’t kept beforeimmigration from Europe was virtually halted by aliem Napoleonic Wars from to This would have kept my grandfa- ther out. In very significant ways, this common view of them is a myth. The War Against the Nation-State Vrimelow we noted above, after brimeoow arrive in the United States, they have children too.


And that overhang hangs over more and more as the twenty-first century wears on. Immigration from Asia was cut off in the nineteenth century almost as soon as it began. He g Thought-provoking – made me question some long-held views Peter Brimelow has written a thought-provoking work that exposes the quirks and idiosyncracies of America’s immigration policies by providing lots and lots of details, facts and charts while, for the most part, keeping the text lively and interesting.

He has never discriminated against anyone in his little life except possibly young women visitors whom he suspects of being baby- sitters. Koppich took a more critical angle: And, incidentally, the Know Nothings left one enduring legacy: This greater net immigration may well be yet another symptom of the central truth we discovered above: Everyone knew the pro-gold “gold bugs” were crazy.

And they aren’t even true. Many Americans have difficulty thinking about immigration re- striction because of a lurking fear: Passell and Edmonston adjusted INS data for illegal immigrants, refugees and various other special categories, which have become very large since the Immigration Act.

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