Fretwork of Scars
Tuesday November 13th 2012, 8:15 pm
Filed under: History

A poetic way of defining borders:

All nations are shaped by belligerence and slaughter. Their borders are a fretwork of scars; they are the history of violence made legible on earth.

(From Adam Gopnik’s New Yorker article “Faces, Places, Spaces.”)

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