A leading Mexican expert on U.S.-Mexican relations examines the key issues in Mexican life, the U.S.'s changing perceptions of Mexico, and the basic historic and cultural outlooks that still divide the two countries. Finally, he examines the campaign behind Proposition 187 in California, discussing the dangerous mix of ignorance and bias that has formed so much of America's reaction to Mexico.

Mexican Shock 1996, New Press

ISBN-13: 9781565843127

Revised edition

Trade paperback

Mexican Shock 1995, New Press, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781565843110