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Publisher's Summary

From one of America's most prominent philanthropists, an eye-opening, myth-busting new perspective on the crisis at the US-Mexico border.

Howard G. Buffett has seen first-hand the devastating impact of cheap Mexican heroin and other opiate cocktails across America. Fueled by failing border policies and lawlessness in Mexico and Central America, drugs are pouring over the nation's southern border in record quantities, turning Americans into addicts and migrants into drug mules - and killing us in record numbers.

Politicians talk about a border crisis and an opioid crisis as separate issues. To Buffett, a landowner on the US border with Mexico and now a sheriff in Illinois, these are intimately connected. Ineffective border policies not only put residents in border states like Texas and Arizona in harm's way, they put American lives in states like Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Vermont at risk.

Mexican cartels have grown astonishingly powerful by exploiting both the gaps in our border security strategy and the desperation of migrants - all while profiting enormously off America's growing addiction to drugs. The solution isn't a wall. In this groundbreaking book, Buffett outlines a realistic, effective, and bi-partisan approach to fighting cartels, strengthening our national security, and tackling the roots of the chaos below the border.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2018 Howard G. Buffett (P)2018 Hachette Audio

Critic Reviews

"[Buffett's] argument is not doctrinaire.... In all this, he urges probity and diplomacy.... A useful, reasonable work of civilian policy analysis sure to invite discussion and even controversy." (Kirkus)

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False Pretense

If you want to learn that drugs are bad, gangs are bad and that we need to build a bubble over the US, then this is the book for you. I'm not going to spend much time on this review because I spent enough wasted time looking for an articulate opinion focused on describing a GENUINE problem and then on steps necessary to rectify the problem. I didn't find a hint of it here. Just more hyperbole and inflammatory rhetoric.

On top of that, the reader uses this constant imploring voice that gives the listener no depth for understanding the more important points of what the author may want to say.

This really is just garbage designed in the image of todays "instill fear" based politics.