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    borders of many kinds are going up

    Does "going up" mean "opening or lifting"?


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    Analogies of COVID-19 are rarely extended to encompass these intermeshing social and political environments. The lessons approach skates over this history, even as history's expediency as a tool for instruction is flaunted. Historians need to contest false analogies that obscure, rather than elucidate, the social processes partly driving new infections. They need to challenge efforts to corral and straitjacket the past into summary lessons. By contrast, espousing an anti-lessons approach to history might prevent trained incapacity. Such an approach could help to ensure a strategic open-mindedness to emergent threats at a time when borders of many kinds are going up across the globe.

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    Re: borders of many kinds are going up

    Think of a border like a wall. Walls "go up" when they are built.
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    Re: borders of many kinds are going up

    Conversely, we say borders and walls go down or are taken down when they're removed or lifted.

    We also refer to borders being raised (put up) and lowered (taken down).
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