Saturday, August 16, 2014

US History 1973 - 2014 Commonplace Book: Lecture 22, Two Big Trends: Immigration & Demographic Change & The Rise of the Conservative Counter-Instiutions

Nothing that happened in the United States over the last third of the twentieth century—not terrorism, the explosion of new technology, or the transformation of politics or the end of the Cold War. nor even the profound changes in the status and expectations and role of American women—will have more long-term consequences for the future of the United States than the new immigration.... [I]n the long run the consequences would be comparable with those of, say, the Louisiana Purchase or even the Civil War.... [A] United States where more than half the population is not of European descent will be, in very many significant ways, a different nation from the country led by Franklin Roosevelt or even by Ronald Reagan.

—Godfrey Hodgson, More Equal Than Others (2004)
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