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トランプのこの主張は彼お得意の「戯言」の一つだと思っていたんですが、むしろ世界的な傾向だったことをワシントンポストの特集記事で知りました。文字数が多いルポータージュではなく、動画や画像、イラストなどをふんだんに使った記事なので英語学習者向きでもあります。手間がかかるんでしょうけどこういう記事の展開の仕方もあるんですね。

A generation ago, globalization shrank the world. Nations linked by trade and technology began to erase old boundaries. But now barriers are rising again, driven by waves of migration, spillover from wars and the growing threat of terrorism.
(一世代前にグローバリゼーションによって世界は小さくなり、貿易と技術で繋がった国同士は古い国境を取り払い始めた。しかし今では国境は再び高くなっている。移民の波や紛争の余波、テロリズムへの強まる脅威が原動力となって)

この記事は3回シリーズで先ほど完結しました。一回目は世界的情勢、二回目はヨーロッパの状況、三回目はアメリカとメキシコの状況を描いています。

RAISING BARRIERS
Episode 1 · Oct. 12
The world has more border barriers than at any time in modern history. The rise of walls marks an increasing wariness of globalization.


FENCED OUT
Episode 2 · Oct. 14
The system of fences Europe raised to stem the migrant crisis is a case study of a vital question: Are walls enough?


CONCRETE DIVISIONS
Episode 3 · Oct. 17
A journey along the U.S.-Mexico border shows what it would take to complete the wall — and what the impacts might be.


「壁」が登場し、ノーベル賞シーズンということもあり、村上春樹のあの有名なスピーチを思い出しました。彼の音声がある動画がYoutubeにあるんですね。



3分あたりから(スピーチ全文
Please do, however, allow me to deliver one very personal message. One very personal message. It is something that I always keep in mind while I am writing fiction. I have never gone so far as to write it on a piece of paper and paste it to the wall: Rather, it is carved into the wall of my mind, and it goes something like this:

"Between a high, solid wall and an egg that breaks against it, I will always stand on the side of the egg."

Yes, no matter how right the wall may be and how wrong the egg, I will stand with the egg.


ノーベル賞を取れないにしろ、このようなメッセージを発してくれるだけでも十分です。

I have only one thing I hope to convey to you today. We are all human beings, individuals transcending nationality and race and religion, fragile eggs faced with a solid wall called The System. To all appearances, we have no hope of winning. The wall is too high, too strong - and too cold. If we have any hope of victory at all, it will have to come from our believing in the utter uniqueness and irreplaceability of our own and others' souls and from the warmth we gain by joining souls together.

Take a moment to think about this. Each of us possesses a tangible, living soul. The System has no such thing. We must not allow The System to exploit us. We must not allow The System to take on a life of its own. The System did not make us: We made The System.


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