Mar 13, 2021 • 1HR 7M

Is This Land Really Our Land?

 
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Ralph Nader
Ralph Nader talks about what’s happening in America, what’s happening around the world, and most importantly what’s happening underneath it all.
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Ralph spends the entire Radio Hour with Simon Winchester, author of “Land: How the Hunger for Ownership Shaped the Modern World.” Find out that it’s better when Mother Nature makes the boundaries with mountains, rivers, lakes, valleys, and oceans. When humans draw the maps: not as good.


Simon Winchester is a journalist and the author of several books including “The Professor and the Madman,” “The Men Who United the States,” and “The Map that Changed the World.” His latest is “Land: How the Hunger for Ownership Shaped the Modern World.”

“This conflict over land, as with the conflict in Ireland, as with the conflict in India, is going to persist for a very long time. Because land does not look kindly to partitioning artificially.”

Simon Winchester, author of Land: How the Hunger for Ownership Shaped the Modern World

“Killing on an unbelievable, titanic scale took place. Hundreds of thousands, maybe even millions, of people died as a result of the creation of this seventeen hundred mile long border (drawn between India and Pakistan).”

Simon Winchester, author of Land: How the Hunger for Ownership Shaped the Modern World

“The fact that (Andrew) Jackson is still on our currency amazes me to this day. That he effectively presided over a policy– instituted a policy which moved so many Native Americans out of their homelands toward what is now… the state of Oklahoma.”

Simon Winchester, author of Land: How the Hunger for Ownership Shaped the Modern World

“Marcus Cicero, the ancient Roman lawyer, once defined freedom as ‘participation in power.’ And on the other side of the world, a philosopher in the Ming Dynasty… once said ‘to know and not to do is not to know.’”

Ralph Nader


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