Infinite Frontier

The eternal return of American expansionism. By Jedediah Britton-Purdy

Review in The Nation of Greg Grandin’s The End of the Myth: From the Frontier to the Border Wall in the Mind of America

“Grandin’s book demonstrates that American myths about open frontiers have always been dangerously simplistic, covering up inequality and violence both at home and abroad. The relentless crisis of the Trump presidency has been a long time coming, Grandin shows: the spasms of a country reckoning with the loss of its foundational myth, the myth of limitlessness. “

This review, and probably the book reviewed, is a valuable history putting our current racist immigration policy into a long historical perspective.

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