I posted this commentary in yesterday's New York Times online obituary:
Huntington in his paranoid fear of immigrants and Muslims reflected more his intolerance and incapability of assimilation to the world at large.
Paradoxically he had more faith and respect for Mexico's and Latin America's poor people believing that they will divide the most powerful empire in the history of humanity in two while Mexican (and some Chicanos like Rudy Acuña in his previous comment) intellectuals argue instead that despite abuse and segregation in their former lands they inoffensively will speak English, eat fast food, get fat, consume and become "Americans."
Is it a coincidence that Huntington died a week before there will be an African American president?
Ruben Ortiz Torres
Labels: cultural politics, Panteón Virtual, the Americas, The Border