Fortress Europe

Fortress Europe

Dispatches From A Gated Continent

Book - 2012
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"Fortress Europe tells the story of how the world's most affluent region--and history's greatest experiment with globalization--has become an immigration war zone, where tens of thousands have died in a human rights crisis that has gone largely unnoticed by the U.S. media. Journalist Matthew Carr brings to life these remarkable human dramas, based on extensive interviews and firsthand reporting from the hot zones of Europe{u2019}s immigration battles. Speaking with key European policy makers, police, soldiers on the front lines, immigrant rights activists, and an astonishing range of migrants themselves, Carr offers a lucid account both of the broad issues at stake in the crisis and its exorbitant human costs." --Publisher description.
Publisher: New York : New Press, 2012
Description: xiii, 279 p. ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9781595586858
Branch Call Number: 325.4 Car


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Nov 03, 2016

What a ridiculous title. In what is presumably the best, and most sympathy-dredging photo the book`s author and publishers could find, we see a violently out of control man in Hungary who grabbed his wife and infant child and threw them down on the train tracks and then threw himself of top of them, basically threatening to kill them and himself, because they weren`t being immediately allowed to leave Hungary for Germany. Last time I checked, Hungary was in Europe, and not a dangerous or war-sticken place. This so-called ``fortress`` called Europe let in over a million undocumented migrants within a few months last year, over 65 percent of them being young single men, without even demanding any proof that they were coming from war zones, something unprecedented in history. But even that is obviously not enough for some.

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