Fortress Europe: Dispatches From A Gated Continent
Publish Date: 2016-01-12
Author: Matthew Carr
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Singled out by Foreign Affairs for its reporting on the brutal frontiers of new Europe, Fortress Europe is the story of how the worlds most affluent regionand historys greatest experiment with globalizationhas become an immigration war zone, where tens of thousands have died in a humanitarian crisis that has galvanized the worlds attention.
Journalist Matthew Carr brings to life remarkable human dramas, based on ex- tensive interviews and firsthand reporting from the hot zones of Europes immigration battles, in a narrative that moves from the desperate immigrant camps at the mouth of the Channel Tunnel in Calais, France, to the chaotic Mediterranean sea, where African migrants have drowned by the thousands. 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.
The paperback edition includes a new afterword by the author, which offers an up-to-the-minute assessment of the 2015 crisis and a searing critique of Europes response to the new waves of refugees.