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Not Fit for Our Society Immigration and Nativism in America Peter Schrag University of California Press: 232 pp., $26.95 One long ago morning in California, as debate raged over the anti-immigration initiative known as Proposition 187, I walked into a...
Tags: Immigration, Migration, Mexico, Politics, Crime, Law and Justice
The sky is falling! The end is near! Just in time for the Christmas season, Pat Buchanan has published yet another jeremiad warning that America is about to go belly up. You'd think that the American public would get tired of the unrelenting gloominess...
IT WAS MUCH LIKE the usual Nigerian e-mail scam, but it had a dispiriting twist. "Greetings," went the e-mail, "I am Captain Smith Scott of the US Marine Force in Baghdad-Iraq. On the 10th day of February 2007 we captured three (3) of the Terrorists ...
Tags: Government, George W. Bush, Social Issues, Politics, John McCain
Pages off the vine Recent and upcoming wine books from the University of California Press: "Bordeaux/Burgundy: A Vintage Rivalry, by Jean-Robert Pitte, translated by M.B. DeBevoise. "New Classic Winemakers of California," conversations with Steve...
Hartford Courant Staff WriterWhen he fishes, Joseph Ibrahim usually just drops a line in or around Groton, Conn., his shoreline hometown. But on this blustery spring day, he's come with his family -- daughter Arianna, 5, and her mother, Crissy Rousey -- to try his luck off New...
'A Tolerable Anarchy' by Jedediah Purdy and 'The Myth of American Exceptionalism' by Godfrey HodgsonA Tolerable Anarchy Rebels, Reactionaries, and the Making of America's Freedom Jedediah Purdy Alfred A. Knopf: 294 pp., $23.95 The Myth of American Exceptionalism Godfrey Hodgson Yale University Press: 222 pp., $26 In his 2003 book "Being...
There's little doubt that Barack Obama's redemptive message of change grabbed Americans by the throat. After all, it's in times full of fear and despair that people are hungry for hope. Obama's triumph and victory speech were moving not only because...
Tags: Barack Obama, Government, Migration, Politics, History
This is the 34th time I'll speak to you from the Oval Office and the last. We've been together 8 years now, and soon it'll be time for me to go. But before I do, I wanted to share some thoughts, some of which I've been saving for a long time. It's been...
Did you ever wonder how we know about Pocahontas and her role in the history of Jamestown, Va.? Or how we learned that Squanto helped the Pilgrims at Plymouth? Perhaps you've wondered if the Puritans of Massachusetts Bay followed the law as severely...
Zap2ItAiring over three consecutive nights beginning Monday, Oct. 11 (check local listings), the six-hour PBS series "God in America," a co-venture of "Frontline" and "American Experience," blends documentary footage, historical dramatizations and interviews...
Back in 1961, a developer wanted to turn an ancient shoreline farm into a housing development with 425 duplex units for the Coast Guard, which was stationed at Avery Point in Groton. Residents banded together, fought the proposal and raised money to...
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