Endangered Species

Border wall endangers animal communities too

Border wall endangers animal communities too

Some things simply need to be together. Human civilization really took off when we discovered that bronze could do much more than either copper or tin by themselves. Today, neither computers nor software can do much apart from one another. And a wall separating certain celebrities from the scandal sheets would bring the rapid demise of both.

The same is true of human communities. The wall dividing Germany, and the continuing heartache it produced, dominated the country’s consciousness for two generations. The North Korean dictatorship has shamelessly manipulated families’ anguish at the division by imposing extortionate conditions on visits; those feelings are so strong that the...

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