Now Let Us Praise Tragic Men: Maximilano of México

Mexican history is inevitably one of lost opportunities and ruined possibilities. While Maximilano was a flawed man, I can’t help but think maybe it was lost juncture for Mexico, possibly a more peaceful and just one.… Read More Now Let Us Praise Tragic Men: Maximilano of México

Thoughts on Hispanic Identity: Are We Becoming White?

Thanks to El Donald, about whose witless buffoonery I wrote about here, immigration is back at the forefront of American politics and the minds of our chattering classes. While his comments were simian, boorish and coarse, they were helpful in a way. They removed any pretense of talking about “just” illegal immigrants or “just” criminals.… Read More Thoughts on Hispanic Identity: Are We Becoming White?

Puerto Rico: Where Did It Go Wrong?

I wrote up a quick piece on the Puerto Rican debt crisis for Cafe Con Leche Republicans, a pro-immigration Republican advocacy group. The fact that the bureaucrats and dimwitted legislators in Washington micromanaged and abetted San Juan into committing fiscal suicide hardly seems surprising. However after visiting San Juan last month, I did become interested… Read More Puerto Rico: Where Did It Go Wrong?