'Walls work': Why barriers are rising again
Tim Marshall’s new book Divided explores why we’re suddenly seeing the rise of the far right and the re-emergence of walls as, if not actual barriers, then certainly very clear symbolic ones
The Berlin wall has now been gone longer than it was there; this landmark was hard to ignore, launching as it did a thousand op-eds. But far from viewing dividing walls as a barbaric anachronism, humanity is back to building them.
Why is it that the Saudis have a border mounted with listening devices that can pick up a footfall amid the desert silence from 18 kilometres away? Why has India felt the need to...
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