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Luis Alberto Urrea on Trump’s Border Wall

Looking at Trump’s ‘Beautiful Wall’

By Luis Alberto Urrea

According to the White House, a “great” and “beautiful” wall is to rise over Otay Mesa in eastern San Diego, Calif., modeled after one of the eight enormous prototypes on display there that are visible for miles around. I thought I could go see and lay hands on the slabs.

So on a recent visit to San Diego, I went to the Otay Mesa border crossing and drove around a maze of parched industrial alleys and postapocalyptic “Mad Max” landscapes trying to find these monuments to President Trump’s vision of the future. Read more at The New York Times.

Luis Alberto Urrea’s The House of Broken Angels is our April 2018 Book of the Month.

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