HH: The Pulitzers came out this week, and they made a grievous error. They did not nominate Mark Steynâ€™s America Alone. I cannot believe it, but now Steynâ€™s America Alone is out in paperback. It is at number five on the Amazon.com list as we speak. Weâ€™re going to keep it into the top ten this hour, next, and in the third. Joining me from Washington, D.C. tonight, the author of said America Alone, Mark Steyn, Columnist to the World. Hello, Mark, how are you?I looked it up, and it turns out that the Pulitzers for books are very restricted:
MS: Hey, good to be with you, Hugh. Iâ€™m not actually sure Iâ€™m technically eligible for the Pulitzers. I think itâ€™s one of these, itâ€™s more restricted than the U.S. presidency. I think youâ€™ve got to be born in the United States, or whatever it says.
HH: Even if your book is published in the U.S? Thatâ€™s too bad.
MS: Yeah, itâ€™s very restrictive. I know, occasionally, people have talked about putting me in for a Pulitzer for this, that and the other, and it turns out an undocumented American can do almost anything in this country. He can get a fake driverâ€™s license and all the rest of it. But apparently, the Pulitzers still maintain, itâ€™s like an old-time country club. Itâ€™s very hard to get into.
Just a reminder—what Mark Steyn said about demographics in America Alone, and elsewhere is roughly the same thing Dr. John Tanton said years ago, that Linda Chavez reacted hysterically to—that people who have more children will eventually outnumber those who have fewer, and it's mistake to allow them to move in with you.