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The limits of conquest: On walls and security in an age of neoliberal crisis.


Everywhere you look these walls are going up, and it betrays the idea of the neoliberal project as one of openness. Because neoliberalism at its heart is about conquest and exploitation, and the wall reflects the basic material relations between people across the world.

Writer Elliot Sperber explores the rise of the wall in a time of economic, political and environmental crisis - as a weapon of the crumbling neoliberal order and mechanism for exploitation of labor and land - and explains why humanity must push beyond capitalism's borders before its walls, and everything else, comes crumbling down.

Elliot is author of the essay The Concept of the Wall for ROAR Magazine.

Interview transcript via Antidote Zine

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Elliot Sperber

Elliot Sperber is a writer, lawyer and geographer living in New York City.


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