The Wall

During the Cold War of the last century when the news media talked about ” the wall” everyone’s mind turned to East Berlin and the wall that the Soviets built to keep the citizens of that part of the divided city from defecting to the west. Now talk about “the wall” is back. This time, however, everyone thinks of the Mexican – American boarder and the barrier that many in the US congress think is necessary to keep out undocumented immigrants and the flow of drugs. But is it even feasible? Would even work? John Oliver, host of HBO’s “Last Week Tonight,” demolishes, not only “the wall,” but the ridiculous notion that the Mexico would pay for it.