'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

1st April, 2018
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Tim Marshall: ‘It is in our own interest to have a global plan for the redistribution of wealth’ Pic: Maura Hickey

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.

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