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Book Review: 'Not Fit for Our Society' by Peter Schrag
Book Review: 'Not Fit for Our Society' by Peter Schrag

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 coffee shop in the town of Selma, the "raisin capital of the world," to feel the pulse of the farmer. From counter to booth, it was all gloom. If Prop. 187 passed, requiring legal residency for public schooling and other services, disaster was next, the farmers said: There would be no Mexican illegals to pick the crops. I was about to leave when a grape grower with a Middle Eastern last name stopped me. Yes, 80% of his pickers...

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