From the RSS Feed
- “Welcome to America, Please Be On Time: What Guide Books Tell Foreign Visitors to the U.S.” by Max Fisher, The Atlantic, June 1, 2012 – If you’ve lived in the U.S. this will come as no news, but a great insight from the outside nonetheless.
- “Most Children Younger Than Age 1 are Minorities, Census Bureau Reports” by U.S. Census Bureau, May 17, 2012, and “The Myth of Majority-Minority America” by Matthew Yglesias, Slate May 22, 2012 – Race is perhaps the greatest puzzle for the Central/Eastern European immigrant in the U.S. That’s in part because “America has never operated with a stable conception of race.”
- “The First 3,650 Days” by Charles Pierce, Esquire, January 2010 – A heartfelt look back at the first decade of the third millennium.
On the Radio
- “American Dreams Then and Now: NPR Special Series,” National Public Radio, Summer 2012 – NPR spends the summer exploring the American Dream and what’s left of it.
The Book Stack
- Salman Akhtar, “Immigration and Identity: Turmoil, Treatment, and Transformation,” New York: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 1999 – BUY NOW
- Donna Gabaccia, “We Are What We Eat: Ethnic Food and the Making of Americans,” Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2000 – BUY NOW
- George Konrád, “A Guest in My Own Country: A Hungarian Life,” translated from the Hungarian by Jim Tucker, New York: Other Press, 2007 – BUY NOW
- Susan J. Matt, “Homesickness: An American History,” New York: Oxford University Press, 2011 – BUY NOW
Do you have any recommendations for readings about America, immigration, or Central/Eastern Europe? Please share in Comments.