THE AGE OF WALLS
How Barriers Between Nations Are Changing Our World
Examining the reasons for and effects of the borders and walls that divide nations, this insightful book reveals how geographic divisions shape the political landscape. It presents case studies on three categories of division: walls to stop migration in the United States, Europe, and the Indian subcontinent; walls that represent the intersection of religion and politics in Israel and the Middle East; and walls stemming from nationalistic forces in China, the UK, and Africa. "Marshall’s insistence on seeing the world through the lens of geography compels a fresh way of looking at maps…as guideposts to the often thorny relations between nations"—The New York Times Book Review.
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