Lessons From The Invisible Border

This pod is about the border and related differences between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

It goes back to The Troubles, and how two sides that had committed heinous crimes against each other, how they found peace.

One of my favorite bits from this piece is that they explain the solution was found not out of “conflict resolution”, but instead CONFLICT MANAGEMENT.

How both sides offered to compromise for peace.

We need more of this in the world. Palestine and Israel; Sudan and South Sudan; Sunni and Shi’ia; Democrats and Republicans.

Compromise. It’s the only human way forward.

The podcast is 33 minutes.  Find the time to have a listen. It’s worth it.

Thanks to NPR Throughline for sharing this original production from “Today, Explained.”


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