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The age of walls: how barriers between nations are changing our world
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New York : Scribner, an imprint of Simon and Shuster, Inc., 2018.
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Book
Edition:
First Scribner hardcover edition
Physical Desc:
ix, 276 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Status:
Linthicum Library - Nonfiction
320.9 M
Odenton Library - Nonfiction
320.9 M
Severna Park Library - Nonfiction
320.9 M
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Tim Marshall, the New York Times bestselling author of Prisoners of Geography , analyzes the most urgent and tenacious topics in global politics and international relations by examining the borders, walls, and boundaries that divide countries and their populations. The globe has always been a world of walls, from the Great Wall of China to Hadrian's Wall to the Berlin Wall. But a new age of isolationism and economic nationalism is upon us, visible not just in Trump's obsession with building a wall on the Mexico border or in Britain's Brexit vote but in many other places as well. China has the great Firewall, holding back Western culture. Europe's countries are walling themselves against immigrants, terrorism, and currency issues. South Africa has heavily gated communities, and massive walls or fences separate people in the Middle East, Korea, Sudan, India, and other places around the world. In fact, at least sixty-five countries, more than a third of the world's nation-states, have barriers along their borders. There are many reasons why walls go up, because we are divided in many ways: wealth, race, religion, and politics, to name a few. Understanding what is behind these divisions is essential to understanding much of what's going on in the world today. As with Marshall's first two books, The Age of Walls is a brisk read, divided by geographic region. He provides an engaging context that is often missing from political discussion and draws on his real life experiences as a reporter from hotspots around the globe. He examines how walls (which Marshall calls "monuments to the failure of politics"), borders, and barriers have been shaping our political landscape for hundreds of years, and especially since 2001, and how they figure in the diplomatic relations and geo-political events of today.
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9781501183904 (hdc.) :, 1501183907

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General Note
Originally published in Great Britain in 2018.
General Note
"Book three of the Politics of Place Series"--Dust jacket.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-264) and index.
Description
Walls are going up. Nationalism and identity politics are on the rise once more. Thousands of miles of fences and barriers have been erected in the past ten years, and they are redefining our political landscape. ; There are many reasons why we erect walls, because we are divided in many ways: wealth, race, religion, politics. In Europe the ruptures of the past decade threaten not only European unity, but in some countries liberal democracy itself. In China, the Party's need to contain the divisions wrought by capitalism will define the nation's future. In the USA the rationale for the Mexican border wall taps into the fear that the USA will no longer be a white majority country in the course of this century.; Understanding what has divided us, past and present, is essential to understanding much of what's going on in the world today. Covering China; the USA; Israel and Palestine; the Middle East; the Indian Subcontinent; Africa; Europe and the UK, bestselling author Tim Marshall presents a gripping and unflinching analysis of the fault lines that will shape our world for years to come.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Marshall, T. (2018). The age of walls: how barriers between nations are changing our world. First Scribner hardcover edition New York: Scribner, an imprint of Simon and Shuster, Inc.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Marshall, Tim, 1959-. 2018. The Age of Walls: How Barriers between Nations Are Changing Our World. New York: Scribner, an imprint of Simon and Shuster, Inc.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Marshall, Tim, 1959-, The Age of Walls: How Barriers between Nations Are Changing Our World. New York: Scribner, an imprint of Simon and Shuster, Inc, 2018.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Marshall, Tim. The Age of Walls: How Barriers between Nations Are Changing Our World. First Scribner hardcover edition New York: Scribner, an imprint of Simon and Shuster, Inc, 2018. Print.

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