Redd Interviewed on KYNT About ‘Fallen Walls and Fallen Towers’

By Purnell T. Cropper | January 14, 2011

Dr. Adrienne Redd, Adjunct Professor of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice, was interviewed on KYNT radio about her book Fallen Walls and Fallen Towers: The Fate of the Nation in a Global World, which was released on Sept. 11, 2010.

The book discusses how to make sense of international catastrophes and transitions of the past two decades—starting from the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, through the events of Sept. 11, 2001, and beyond.

In the introduction, Redd notes, “This book argues that to survive globalization the nation-state must evolve beyond the institution’s early conception in the 17th century. Specifically, I urge society to collectively re-imagine the following four historical properties of the nation-state: sovereignty, boundedness, unity and modernity.”

To listen to the interview, visit

Photo by Robin Trautman