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Tom Barry, Senior Policy Analyst at the Center for International Policy, is author of many books, including The Great Divide and Zapata's Revenge. His article "A Death in Texas" was a finalist for a 2010 National Magazine Award for reporting in the public interest.


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Product Details

  • Series: Boston Review Books
  • Hardcover: 200 pages
  • Publisher: The MIT Press; 1 edition (August 26, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0262016672
  • ISBN-13: 978-0262016674
  • Product Dimensions: 4.5 x 0.6 x 7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,064,289 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Michael Plasmeier on January 25, 2012
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I selected this book thinking it would be a review of US Border policy. Instead, it's a very short account (~160 pages, paperback-sized book with big margins) of two accounts of recent US policy on the border: namely private prisons and federal funding of local police departments, along with the recent popular-ism state laws in Arizona. The author had no additional insights to add to these topics - just that he opposes these efforts. There were a few antidotes about particular cases that the author signaled out. In general the book taught me little that I didn't already know.

If you want to see the border apparatus in action, I recommend the National Geographic TV series of the same name.

I was expected better from the MIT Press - I've usually had very good experiences with them.
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