Book Review: Why Walls Won’t Work

Book Review: Why Walls Won’t Work: Repairing the US-Mexico Divide by Michael Dear
October 2013 | The London School of Economics and Political Science Review of Books

“Today, when one thinks of the border separating the United States from Mexico, what typically comes to mind is a mutually unwelcoming zone, with violent, poverty-ridden towns on one side and an increasingly militarized network of barriers and surveillance systems on the other. In Why Walls Won’t Work, Michael Dear explains why this view is problematic and false. Those interested in one way that the discipline of border studies has developed to account for the post 9/11 context will find this book interesting and instructive; Dear’s focus on the physicality of the border Wall itself is most convincing.”