Wednesday, October 30, 2019
In Border Wars, Michael D. Shear '90 and his co-author, Julie Hirschfeld Davis, both reporters for the New York Times who have covered the Trump Administration from its earliest days, document how President Trump and his allies blocked asylum-seekers and refugees, separated families, threatened deportation, and sought to erode the longstanding consensus in favor of immigration. Border Wars describes how Trump planned, stumbled, and fought his way toward changes that have polarized the nation and how his decision-making is marked by gut instinct, disorganization, paranoia, and a constantly feuding staff.
Michael D. Shear ’90 is a White House correspondent at The New York Times. A veteran political correspondent in Washington, he spent eighteen years writing about local, state, and national politics at The Washington Post, where he was also part of the Pulitzer Prize-winning team that covered the Virginia Tech shootings in 2007.
Shear is a 1990 graduate of Claremont McKenna College where he majored in government and journalism and has a master’s in public policy from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.