Reflecting on historical drug policies aimed at reducing or even eliminating drug use has led us to wonder -- have those policies been effective? Did they actually result in reduction of drug abuse, or did consumption increase? Should we legislate a life-choice decision, and a crime a crime without victim?
Walls have been built around the world for the last millennia for many reasons. Some of those reasons include to keep people from coming in, keep people from leaving, to mark boundaries and for military purposes. In Hungary, the country has experienced thousands of migrants from Syria. Then in the U.S., of course, the hot political debate is around the border between it and Mexico. It appears that for every argument against the border wall, there’s also an argument for having them. On today’s episode, we take a step back and look at what folks at both sides of the argument are saying about building, or dismantling, walls that divide us from our neighbors.
Language is the key to everything… or is it? Language is often taken for granted. There are some in the political spectrum who utilize language diplomatically, while some opt for more direct, blunt forms of communication. On today’s episode, we explore the spectrum and power of language, and how it can be used to both unify and oppress.