Badges Without Borders: How Global Counterinsurgency Transformed American Policing is now out, published by University of California Press in the American Crossroads Series.
“A stunning achievement and conceptual tour de force, Badges Without Borders examines how the United States pioneered a kind of professional carceral internationalism.”—Greg Grandin, author of The End of Myth: From the Frontier to the Border Wall in the Mind of America
“This superb and finely written book shows beyond any doubt that US law enforcement deliberately policed its own citizens like the military did Cold War ‘enemies’ elsewhere. An excellent work of history.”—Khalil Gibran Muhammad, author of The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America
“More than a beautifully crafted, fine-grained history of police modernization, this book’s history of terror reminds us of a critical lesson: US elites built the arsenal of oppression against subversives and revolutionaries by working across national boundaries. Liberation will require the same.”—Naomi Murakawa, author of The First Civil Right: How Liberals Built Prison America
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