Where did “The Wall” come from, who is to blame and why is it a threat to Democracy?

This week in Salon, Chauncey Devega published a timely and provocative interview with Timothy Snyder, Yale Professor of history. You should read it.

And before going further, you might want to read my review of George Dyson’s essay “Childhood’s End” as I will borrow some concepts discussed there. In particular, note the the distinctions between digital and analogue (biological) computing and associated trends on individual agency, digital tribalism, truth and knowledge in democracy.