A Brief History of Border Walls
Nick Kolakowski

Well done, but the effectiveness of the wall is beside the point. The only point of President Trump’s wall is that it is a symbol of his ability to do whatever he has decided he wants to do. He will use any words in the effort to get ‘his wall’, but the words are only a means to the end of demonstrating his power. [Warren J. Samuels all but defined “social power” as the ability to effect choices (i.e. choose among perceived alternatives and take action to bring that choice to fruition) in “Welfare Economics, Property, and Power” in Perspectives of Property (edited by Gene Wunderlich and W.L. Gibson).]