Fortress Europe

Fortress Europe

Dispatches From A Gated Continent

Book - 2016
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Looks at the status of immigration in the world's most affluent region, examining issues and the human cost of an immigration crisis across Europe in which tens of thousands of migrants have died.
Publisher: New York : New Press, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781620972229
Characteristics: xiii, 297 pages ; 21 cm


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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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