Open Borders are Anti-Democratic

If you are a leftist, you should be against open borders as it diminishes democracy and promotes hypercapitalism. Let me explain why.

Being in favor of open borders is a classic leftist point of view. In this regard I am the black sheep of the left. I very much believe in strong borders and I believe in the nation-state.

But how can I? Don’t borders divide people instead of uniting them? Don’t borders create wars? Aren’t borders racist? Isn’t it about keeping…



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Erik Engheim

Geek dad, living in Oslo, Norway with passion for UX, Julia programming, science, teaching, reading and writing.