Monday, June 21, 2010

On America's other border, security vs community

The 2010 edition of Island Journal is out, including a piece I wrote on how the post-9/11 "thickening" of the US-Canada border is affecting lives in the close-knit, trans-national communities that straddle the Maine-New Brunswick frontier.

Here's a part of the world where people on either side of the border have more in common with one another than with the metropolitan centers of their respective countries, where generations upon generations paid little thought of the invisible line on the map when they looked for mates, doctors, bowling partners, and reliable neighbors, and where buildings, golf courses, and transportation links often straddle the boundary line.

So how's that jive with efforts to "seal the border"? The article isn't available online, so you'll have to pick up the new magazine to find out.

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