Erewhon

Over the holidays I picked up Samuel Butler’s Erewhon, a utopian satire that has been sitting on my bookshelf since my undergraduate days.  Butler’s protagonist, circa 1900, has left England to establish a working farm in one of the …

Immigration Run Amok

When Oscar Vazquez was 12, his mother smuggled him across the border from Mexico into the US. Vazquez quickly displayed a talent for building things, and in high school led a group of teenage engineers to national underwater robotics