The June 16, 1997 issue of The National Review was largely devoted to a collection of articles arguing that the growth of America’s Asian and Hispanic population was undermining America’s economic and political stability, destroying America’s national unity, causing a major rise in welfare expenses, and ensuring the permanent electoral victory of liberals and Democrats over conservatives and Republicans.
The following letter was submitted in response:
Although I’ve always been a very strongly pro-immigrant conservative, I found that the underlying facts and figures in your “immigration” issue (June 16, 1997) were absolutely irrefutable, however much I might disagree with your ultimate conclusions.
But then I noticed that if I changed “Asians” to “Jews,” “Hispanics” to “blacks,” and “immigrants” to “Jews and blacks,” the strong factual basis of your material stayed the same (even more so, since taken together, Jews and blacks are far, far more likely to be liberal leftists, welfare recipients, and criminals than Asians or Hispanics), but your thoughtful articles had suddenly been transformed into vile tracts obviously written by the Nazi Party. This disturbs me.
Ron K. Unz, Chairman
English for the Children