I saw this photo while flipping through the Times this morning, and at first I thought it might be a new installation by the artist Richard Serra. Instead, it is an image, beautiful yet terrible, of a recently completed section of the fence the United States is building across dunes along the border with Mexican border. The shot was connected with a story about the U.S.'s troubled relations with its southern neighbor.Border fence.jpg

David Gibson is the director of Fordham’s Center on Religion & Culture.

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