Why walls don't work
Wednesday, January 2, 2013 |
They are the go-to solution for governments the world over, and their numbers have only increased since the Berlin Wall came down 25 years ago. But author Marcello Di Cintio says the idea that "good fences make good neighbours" makes him want to scream.
The Calgary writer spent over four years researching walls in Israel, India, Mexico, Belfast and more, and he presents his anti-wall argument in Walls: Travels Along the Barricades, longlisted for the 2013 Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction and one of The Globe and Mail's top 100 books of 2012. Hear guest host Jim Brown's conversation with Marcello Di Cintio here.