The Closing of the American Border
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The Closing of the American Border : Terrorism, Immigration, and Security Since 9/11

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The Closing of the American Border is a provocative, behind-the-scenes investigation into the consequences of America's efforts to secure its borders since 9/11. Basing his conclusions on extensive interviews with former secretary of homeland security Tom Ridge, former secretary of state Colin Powell, other Bush administration officials, and many of the innocent people whose lives have been upended by the new border security and visa rules, Edward Alden offers a striking and compelling assessment of the dangers faced by a nation that cuts itself off from the rest of the world.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 346 pages
  • 134.62 x 198.12 x 25.4mm | 226.8g
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0061558400
  • 9780061558405
  • 1,758,256

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On September 10, 2001, the United States was the most open country in the world. But in the aftermath of the worst terrorist attacks on American soil, the U.S. government began to close its borders in an effort to fight terrorism. The Bush administration's goal was to build new lines of defense without stifling the flow of people and ideas from abroad that has helped build the world's most dynamic economy. Unfortunately, it didn't work out that way.

Based on extensive interviews with the administration officials who were charged with securing the border after 9/11, and with many innocent people whose lives have been upended by the new security regulations, The Closing of the American Border is a striking and compelling assessment of the dangers faced by a nation that cuts itself off from the rest of the world.
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"Alden's book reads like a case study in good intentions and bad effects."--The Wall Street Journal
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