Book flows very well. Reader's interest is constantly engaged. Victor Davis Hanson is one of the best military history writers ever; however, this book is both a personal contemporary acccount as well as an excellent overview of the many issues and controversies regarding immigration. He writes with genuine compassion for the Mexicans who have entered the U.S. ---illegally or otherwise. Numerous individual stories and anecdotes are rendered. He holds nothing back in detailing the tremendous cost in lives and resources wasted due to the policies and greed of many on both sides of the border. "Mexifornia" is an enlightened way to understanding what is going on today. He could write an updated book on the subject and truthfully state "I told you so" or "Thought I was kidding, didn't You?"