Sunday, March 14, 2004

Raising the specter of invasion

The Guardian's Dan Glaister reports on the fallout from Samuel Huntington's controversial essay in Foreign Policy that warns of Hispanic immigration tearing the United States in half over the coming years.

Huntington is most famous, of course, for his 1996 tome The Clash of Civilizations, which, as Glaister notes, "warned the world about the hordes from the east." With his article in Foreign Policy and forthcoming book Who Are We? The Challenges to America's National Identity, Huntington is now zeroing in on "the hordes in the south."