Posted on 01/18/2019 at 08:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
Marcello Di Cintio is a bit of a border hipster — he was talking about walls long before they were, well, maybe not cool, but the it topic of the day.
Di Cintio wrote Walls: Travels Along the Barricades several years ago (and in fact won a Canadian literary prize for it).
As the title of his book might suggest, he visited a number of the world’s most famous walls, in preparation for the work.
And recently, he dropped by Morning Edition to revisit his book and its conclusion: that throughout history and continuing today, walls are mostly for show, giving the illusion of security.
You can listen to his interview below or read a transcript of it on NPR’s website.
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