Ed Driscoll

It's Not 1900 Any More

The American Enterprise magazine reprints a 2000 essay by
John D. Fonte, in which he wrote that America has just big of an assimilation problem as it has with immigration. Which isn’t surprising, as the two go hand-in-hand:

At any conference on immigration these days, someone will typically rise and quote Henry James, Henry Adams, Henry Cabot Lodge, or some other old Anglo-Saxon fuddy-duddy worrying circa 1900 that immigrants would never assimilate to American life. The speaker will then ridicule the designated Henry, remind us he was wrong, and declare, “We have been through this debate before, but today