The Closing of the American Border

Terrorism, Immigration, and Security Since 9/11

by Edward Alden

On Sale: 09/15/2009

The Closing of the American Border

Terrorism, Immigration, and Security Since 9/11

by Edward Alden

On Sale: 09/15/2009

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About the Book

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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Critical Praise

“A thought-provoking study that will leave you looking at our borders in a new light.” - The San Antonio Express-News

“Alden’s book reads like a case study in good intentions and bad effects.” - The Wall Street Journal

“In this revealing and richly researched account, Alden describes how the Bush administration came to rely on the blunt instrument of immigration enforcement to carry out its counterterrorism strategy after 9/11.” - Julia Preston, Foreign Affairs

“Compellingly argued and meticulously researched.” - Clive Crook, The Financial Times

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780061558405
  • ISBN 10: 0061558400
  • Imprint: Harper Perennial
  • On Sale: 09/15/2009
  • Pages: 368
  • List Price:19.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : POLITICAL SCIENCE / American Government / Executive Branch
  • BISAC2 : POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Social Security
  • BISAC3 : POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / General
  • BISAC4 : POLITICAL SCIENCE / American Government / General
  • BISAC5 : POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / General

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