June 23, 2008

GOT MINE; GET YOURS:

Foreshadowing 2008 (SETH LIPSKY, June 23, 2008, NY Sun)

One of the memorable moments in my career was a lunch with Isaac Bashevis Singer. It took place in July 1984 at the home of Simon Weber, who was then editor of the Jewish Daily Forward. Weber lived on the top floor of an apartment block overlooking Brighton Beach in Brooklyn. I've often told the story. When lunch commenced, I reported that the Wall Street Journal, for which I was then working, had just come out in favor, at least in principle, of open borders. "Oy," said the Nobel laureate, without looking up from the bagels and smoked fish, "all those Mexicans."

Funny how the nativists aren't folks great-grandpa considered native.

Posted by Orrin Judd at June 23, 2008 8:30 PM
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