Melting pot

Berkeley, Calif.:

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2 responses to “Melting pot

  1. This is not as ridiculous as it seems. Hot peppers came to the subcontinent from the new world, thanks to Portuguese imperialists.

  2. Form a Roger Cohen column about a rich Muslim immigrant Republican who’s voted (early!) for Obama:

    Florida’s still a toss-up, but there’s Obama movement.

    As Fazlin swept his Mercedes up the drive, I suggested the colonnaded mansion with its cascading bougainvillea was a Spanish colonial.

    “What? I just think of it as Fazal style,” he said.

    This is a great country. Hispano-Pakistani is fine. The past is prelude. Only the future counts. It looms tomorrow.

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