PositiveThe Financial Times\"I will build a great wall — and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me.\' That modest pledge to erect a fortification along the southern border of the US was a central feature of Donald Trump’s bid for the White House ... A few prototypes have appeared near San Diego...but beyond that there is, as yet, no Trump wall ... Whether it is built or not, the promised border fortification stands in a long tradition. People like walls. They project a language of security, but their construction stems from a sense of insecurity, an intense fear of losing what you have. David Frye’s book Walls is an exploration of how they have shaped cities and civilisations — and how they have failed.
PositiveFinancial Times\"The interest is, instead, in the porosity of borders between its neighbourhoods, the contact between rich and poor, native and immigrant. His concrete proposals are, perhaps, less clear than his written analysis. But then again, he quotes the architect Robert Venturi, who called for a \'richness of meaning rather than clarity of meaning\'. That is almost a book review in a single sentence.\