Thursday, May 31, 2018

Mexifornia and the Prophetic Voice of Victor Davis Hanson - Crisis Magazine

After all these years of living near Selma, California, and working side-by-side with Mexicans and Mexican-Americans on his small farm, he confesses that he feels he knows them better than so-called whites and adds that, because of habit and custom, he “…feel[s] more comfortable with the people I grew up with, a population of mostly Mexicans, Mexican-Americans, and whites who were raised with non-whites.” All in all, it would not be an exaggeration to assert that Hanson understands the current Mexican immigrant experience better than a fêted essayist like Richard Rodriguez, a critic of Hanson, who lives in a tony “restored Victorian” neighborhood in San Francisco.


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