But then I came to the conclusion that no, while there may be an immigration problem, it isn't really a serious problem. The really serious problem is assimilation.
One doesn't know whether that economic growth will continue at its recent rates, and China may well go into an economic slide.
We also thought of ourselves in racial and largely ethnic terms.
The West hasn't reached its universal state as yet, although its close to it, but it certainly has evolved out of its warring state phase, which it was in for a couple of centuries.
Yes, immigrants and immigration have been an important part of the American history. But they are not all American history.
Finally, in my critique of the immigration image of America, it is also important to know that we're not only a nation of immigrants, but we are in some part a nation of emigrants, which often gets neglected.
Well, I think the United States first of all has to recognize the world for what it is.
Well, I think the worst thing would be for us to stumble into a great war without realizing it, without being the - without being prepared for it.
And so in terms of territorial control, in terms of economic preeminence, the western share of the gross world product is declining as Asian societies in particular develop economically.
From 1882 until the 1950s, a whole series of legislation excluded immigrants from Asia from coming to our society.
Some Westerners... have argued that the West does not have problems with Islam but only with violent Islamist extremists. Fourteen hundred years of history demonstrate otherwise.
Islam's borders are bloody and so are its innards. The fundamental problem for the West is not Islamic fundamentalism. It is Islam, a different civilisation whose people are convinced of the superiority of their culture and are obsessed with the inferiority of their power.
Expectations should not always be taken as reality; because you never know when you will be disappointed.
Collective will supplants individual whim
Immigrants are people who leave one country, one society, and move to another society. But there has to be a recipient society to which the immigrants move.