- Hardcover: 150 pages
- Publisher: Encounter Books; 1 edition (July 25, 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1893554732
- ISBN-13: 978-1893554733
- Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 0.7 x 8.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 114 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #262,297 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Mexifornia: A State of Becoming 1st Edition
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*Starred Review* Classics professor Hanson is also, like generations of his family before him, a fruit farmer in California's central valley. He has employed immigrants, seen them flood his community during the last 30 years of mass flight from Mexico, and endured the crime associated with illegal immigrants. Hanson is immensely sympathetic to poor Mexicans, however, and the most powerful chapter here outlines the harried life of the illegal alien. But he hates to see the ordered culture in which he grew up drowned by an alien inundation whose undeserving beneficiaries are Mexico's kleptocratic rulers, for whom an open border is a safety valve expelling the potential for democratic change. The four solutions to the mess that Hanson enumerates include continuing de facto open borders but insisting on rapid acculturation; patrolling the border effectively and reducing legal immigration; imposing "sweeping restrictions on immigration" and ending Mexican chauvinism in the U.S.; and allowing present policies to make California increasingly mirror an unreformed Mexico. Hanson thinks that the U.S. "still need not do everything right" to prevent social collapse in the Southwest and that the totalitarian uniformity of valueless mass culture may soften that collapse. He also sees very clearly what has brought this crisis on: the American globalist ideology's lust for cheap labor and emphasis on "raw inclusiveness" instead of "standards and taste." Ray Olson
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"Hanson's 'Mexifornia' is that rare book that combines scholarship with personal experience to provide genuine insight into a complex issue." -- Linda Chavez, author of An Unlikely Conservative
"Victor Davis Hanson brings a lifetime of experience in California's Central Valley to this indictment of multiculturalism and mass immigration." -- Mark Krikorian, Center for Immigration Studies
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Hanson describes what is happening in Central Calif, and the rest of the state as well. He does so as a central valley farmer who relies on them for seasonable labor, but describes, without vinegar, an understanding of how this is changing the state for good and for bad.