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Thread started 01/18/19 9:49am

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Walled world: Lessons from Europe's border barriers

Donald Trump, would-be wall-builder-in-chief, may currently be the world’s most vocal defender of border walls as the best answer to unwanted asylum-seekers, but he is, in fact, late to the modern wall-building game.




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Reply #1 posted 01/19/19 3:07pm

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This is insteresting:

For both, walls and fences have proven a powerful political tool, says one expert.

“They look great on television, they look strong and impenetrable, and it suggests to the viewer ‘We, the government, is protecting you from something,’” Marcello Di Cintio, author of Walls: Travels Along the Barricades, said in an interview from Calgary

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But, he added, they are blunt instruments symbolizing an admission that builders are not interested in dealing with root causes.

“A wall is not a solution, it’s a surrender to the problem,” said Di Cintio. “A wall is a white flag. A wall says ‘We don’t know what to do so we’re just going to do this.’”

[Edited 1/19/19 15:08pm]

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