“The New Americans: How the Melting Pot Can Work Again” by Michael Barone
Regnery has reissued Michael Barone’s excellent The New Americans: How the Melting Pot Can Work Again,” a 2001 book reissued in paper with a new preface and even more crucial today for understanding the immigration debate.
Barone’s the rare voice in the debate: an immigration optimist and a security realist. Assimilation can work its magic on the new millions just as it has in the past, but there’s also a very real security issue. Barone’s authoritative command of the data and his always entertaining style make this the book that most people should begin their immigration reading with.