FDL Book Salon Welcomes Pilar Marrero, Killing The American Dream: How Anti-Immigration Extremists Are Destroying The Nation

By: Sunday December 16, 2012 1:59 pm

The people Marrero views as extremists to the right in the immigration debate of recent years have both crushed the ability of many immigrants to progress and hamstrung the country’s ability to harness the energy and labor of this generally younger immigrant class that is essential to the country’s long-term economic health.

These ideas would seem particularly relevant these days, as an incoming Congress is expected to take up the issue of immigration reform.

 

FDL Book Salon Welcomes John Gibler, To Die in Mexico: Dispatches from Inside the Drug War

By: Saturday August 6, 2011 1:59 pm

Mexico’s harrowing drug war is not a consequence that many thought would accompany the country’s long-awaited and admirably accomplished transition from a one-party state in 2000.

But there it is. By 2011, the war has been raging from four to six years.

I can’t keep count; long ago the numbers overwhelmed me. What is it now? 35,000 dead, and rising every day.

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