Why Walls Won't Work

by Michael Dear

Combining a broad historical perspective and a commanding overview of present-day problems, Why Walls Won’t Work represents a major intellectual foray into one of the most hotly contested political issues of our era.
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The boundary markers between the U.S. and Mexico are the most important manifestations of the past, present and future of the two nations.

Save the Monuments/Salvemos los Monumentos is a grassroots effort to raise awareness and encourage the conservation of the U.S.-Mexico Boundary Monuments.

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Michael Dear

Michael Dear is a professor of City and Regional Planning in the College of Environmental Design at the University of California, Berkeley. His most recent book, Why Walls Won’t Work, details the history and current state of the US-Mexico borderlands, and the dynamic third nation that connects the two nations.

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With the broad historical sweep and the patience to tell those earlier stories first without rushing ahead to our walled and bordered present, this book could become the definitive history of the U.S.-Mexico border. It is certainly the best I have read.

Reece Jones

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