McCormack Speaks

September 30, 2016
by justinmaher

“Something there is that does not love a wall”

U.S. Mexico border wall, Progreso Lakes, Texas

U.S./Mexico border wall in Progreso Lakes, TX

By Christine Thurlow Brenner
Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs

The oft quoted line from Robert Frost’s poem, “Mending Wall,” “good fences make good neighbors” belies the message the poet intended. It is actually his neighbor’s repetitive learned-from-birth isolationist rationale for keeping the wall between them.

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