VIDEO: “How the West Was Juan” by Steven Bender

October 6th, 2017

“How the West Was Juan: Reimagining the U.S. / Mexico Border”

Steven talked about his book on October 6, 2017 at Barnes & Noble as part of the “Words, Writers & West Seattle” series

  Imagine the United States losing the 1846 war, ending up a federation of 44 states [bordering] Alto México (with an acute accent over the “e”), one of the world’s major economies, Spanglish its lingua franca. Its borders? As abstruse as the ones defeating us today. If you think this is a Leibnitzian universe (or perhaps one of Kellyanne Conway’s alternative facts), read Steven W. Bender’s prescient How the West Was Juan. It might show us the way out of this perverse prison we call “reality.”

— Ilan Stavans, author of Laughing Matters: Conversations on Humor and Quixote: The Novel and the World

About Steven Bender: Steven is a national academic leader on immigration law and policy, as well as an expert in real estate law. Among his honors, the Minority Groups Section of the Association of American Law Schools presented him with the C. Clyde Ferguson, Jr., Award, a prestigious national award recognizing scholarly reputation, mentoring of junior faculty, and teaching excellence.

Steven Bender "How the West Was Juan - Reimagining the U.S./Mexico Border"
Steven Bender "How the West Was Juan - Reimagining the U.S./Mexico Border"