43comments Share Tweet Share Pin it Share Stumble Email HomeNational/InternationalThe Global Philosopher: Should borders matter? BBC News The Global Philosopher: Should borders matter? BBC News National/International By admin Michael Sandel explores the philosophical justifications made for nationwide borders. Using a pioneering state-of-the-art studio on the Harvard Business School, … source Recommended For You UP: Akhilesh Yadav turns up, but his anti-noteban posterboy doesn’t admin admin Write For Us Related Posts The Mysterious Case of The Peruvian Diver with Inflated Body (BBC Hindi) admin The Russian who can give You Hindi lessons (BBC Hindi) admin 43 Comments azenzioanthony If the world was border free, what do you think will happen, I want to hear some thoughts about it Reply February 19, 2019 Leo r-K Congrats for the initiative! And thank you Mr. Sandel for your patience and virtue. Reply February 19, 2019 Preteen Dhillon We are humans first black or white does not matter. it is due to many nature castrophies. Nation and religion become cause of killing innocent life. National borders and patriotism is agenda of politicians and few selfish evils with inhuman charateristics. Global citizen will not cease local citizen. If someone feel that he or she can adjust with people from particular cultures and mental state, why that person is not free to consider planet as his home. I also feel that it's hard for me to adjust with narrow minded cultured people. Muslim culture supress weaker and have very illogical thinking about life so I cannot adjust with them so it should be my freedom not to mix with them. We are individuals so its not necessary that all are able to adjust even with their own culture. We might be unaware of our own culture due to many reasons. It's all personal. Reply February 19, 2019 Ashutosh Joshi Most people are conservative in the comment section, very few are liberal, It's always the case I suppose. Reply February 19, 2019 Kushik Timilsina The format is really amazing. And the awesome moderator Professor Sandel. Reply February 19, 2019 hereiam2005 Let's say you have a house which your parents built. Does a stranger has the right to get in without your consent?A country is built by its citizens. For a stranger to ask the consent of the people who built it before entering is the moral thing to do. Reply February 19, 2019 ASHOK kUMAR PRASHAR MY FRIEND CAME BACK FROM MIDDLE EAST AFTER THIRTY YEARS OF WORKING CAME BACK EMPTY HANDED GOOD FOR NOTHING TALKING OF HUMANITY HAS MADE MEANING LESS BY THOSE WHO WANT TO DOMINATE OR RULE THE POORS AND NEEDY. Reply February 19, 2019 William Lee I think that fellow Yedidya is by far the most moderate participant. He has quite an insight in saying there needs to be a balance between the global citizen and the national border ideals. The majority of this debate is extreme on both sides and serves to divide the conversation between these ideals, rather than finding the middle ground like Yedidya. This is why having public discourse is so challenging… Reply February 19, 2019 מקס מלכיאל I don't like people with red hair. There's never been one in my family. I have the right to live comfortably in my country with black haired people. Deport the redheads please. Reply February 19, 2019 MasKistershi To the very first woman in this who said there should not be any borders: I want to go and live in your house and kick your child into the street and go live in her bedroom and eat your food and go through all your stuff and use whatever I like. – she should not mind. I mean what’s a house with a fence around it but a border and she doesn’t believe they should keep people out after all!!!! Reply February 19, 2019 Carlos E The speaker looks like Putin. Reply February 19, 2019 Landing Badji Borders matter a lot Professor. From the day we emerge from the state of nature to create the state every individual need to be bound by a government and the authority of each government needs to be geographically limited. Reply February 19, 2019 Henry Smith National identity and cultural heritage would perish if they are not useful. So does geographical borders. Immigrants are welcome if they are resources the host country needs, which is the general practice around the world. Refugees would go to places where they are accepted. The society and its government have to face the consequences of their attitudes and decisions taking into accounts aside from philosophical and moral considerations, like sovereignty, cost and benefits, domestic and international politics, etc.. Reply February 19, 2019 nelson antunes joao https://internationalmigrationobserver.blogspot.com/2018/01/ananalysis-of-eu-response-on.html Reply February 19, 2019 huan hui Huang The law of unity of opposites. We are all different but equal and that makes each of us special. Reply February 19, 2019 Vilphy P.B Opening borders is like opening doors for anyone to come in to your house! People these days establish things on feelings rather than the truth! That's why the society is going in a mess after a mess everyday! Reply February 19, 2019 Paolo Zanotto Globalism will bring the end of cultural diversity & replace it by monoculturalism? Reply February 19, 2019 iraM I agree with Lena and Simon. We don need borders to keep our culture. Christina, Angeliki, you can keep your tradition if you live in Canada where live many immigrants. if they want to oppress woman the law does not allow them, obey everyone despite their nationality obeys the law. Reply February 19, 2019 Robert Jones I had a dream recently about future college classes and this set up looks similar to that image, if I recall. Reply February 19, 2019 Alberto C When you find out what Kalergi plan is, many things fall into place. Reply February 19, 2019 homeshadowpurple The problem is this. I work in a Democratic culture in which I choose to pay a certain amount of money as insurance in case me or my colleagues can not provide for themselves. Also I believe my colleagues share the same values, and respect. My life is safer, my family friends and colleagues are safer. I want borders that keep me safe from people who don't work and pay for the safety of our future. This land is my land and I will kill you for it. Reply February 19, 2019 bijan ghafari Let's not forget the evolution of humanity as human species from tribe to city state, to nation state and now we are struggling to move to the next stage which is world stage. And at every stage of evolution humanity had to struggle hard and fight against the enormous forces of inertia just to keep the status quo. At this stage we as human beings need to embrace universal values which go beyond our national and cultural borders WHILE AT THE SAME TIME upholding those values and principles within our local cultures which contribute to and strengthen the nobility of human beings and get rid of those which do not. Reply February 19, 2019 ZebsFrend An interesting comment was made, "There are no rich people here, nor politicians, just intelligent, educated, middle-class people. Politicians cause the problems because they are none of those". That was very clear in all the comments. Now I have a problem with the term "national culture". This is TAUGHT, it is not what you are born with, so culture can be learned by new arrivals. I have a big problem with the term "national identity" that arises from when I try to get someone who uses it to describe what they mean. You see, I am a Briton, of Celtic heritage, born and brought up in England. So what is the culture of England? Anyone explain? Reply February 19, 2019 أحمد العتيبي I hope to see more of Michael Sandel's programs 👍 Reply February 19, 2019 Aiden Bora how were these people picked? That utter twat Simon from the UK does not represent me or my views or the views of my friends and family. Today online the Brexit poll higher than the vote Remain. Simon's view represent a tiny minority. The BBC has been broadcasting one sided vomit inducing Liberal/Leftie UN funded propaganda all day today and I am a mug because through my lucencd fee I am funding these liars. Reply February 19, 2019 El ton Obivously borders matter! The world through the history organised itself within borders and obivously there is a reason for it. And I say more, a world withouth borders is a world with one only government, and one only government means dictatorship! It would be a world without any opposition, because any opposition would be seem as a treat to whole WORLD. It is a perfect communism concept, it is 1984. And believe me when I say (the evidence is in the global media) disagreeing with others is becoming a MORAL crime, every conservator in the world is being attacked, called of racist, facist, nazist and so on. In the US this happens, in Brazil its happening and in the UK by what I see in the media it is also happening. Reply February 19, 2019 Kx K. no borders, no nations Reply February 19, 2019 Live Free YES borders should matter, what a fucking dumb question.Diversity of ideology is dangerous and ALWAYS leads to war. Look at this current Muslim invasion of the US and EU, it will absolutely lead to conflict. Reply February 19, 2019 Dean Human Remove borders and cartels will cause chaos in the US, remove borders and Islam will conquer Britain ending every shred of a civilised society. these fucking loony lefties that see everything in rainbow colours are going to get us killed. The concept looks great on paper, but in reality it's a blood bath. Reply February 19, 2019 03studios Down with borders! bring on the New World order and their one world goverment with no borders for their 5 mil remaining inhabitants of the world Reply February 19, 2019 Ronayne Maher What a ridiculous discussion. Borders are an essential aspect of a free society. Only a complete ninny could fail to recognise this. Reply February 19, 2019 Mutleymondo Next week they discuss and debate the colour of dog shit and if dog shit is racist in its context. Reply February 19, 2019 Yayrwe no border=no nation=no body politic=no citizen=no government. Reply February 19, 2019 DiscoveredNotCreated 6:45 "Germany has a lot more to give"? Ok, and what about the over 60% of middle eastern immigrants who are on welfare both in Germany and across Europe — years before the crisis and continue to be? I don't see why in the long term German citizens need to be enslaved to immigrants. I mean give WHAT exactly? Give JOBS or FREEBEES. No if there are no JOBS available, Germany has nothing to GIVE anyone. Germany does not need to give away it's hard earned money long term as it has been doing to foreign people. That doesn't make any sense. That is a deceptive phrase. Weasel words. Give WHAT and for how long? Reply February 19, 2019 Immanuel George the future is globalization, we as a human race will be non-existent if we don't globalize. Reply February 19, 2019 Sabudin Miya the only solution to this issue is population control of that country…so that people do not have to move from one country to other….or just balance the world economy from one place so that everyone get fair share from wherever they are but this is highly impossible because the world is still not that advanced enough and for this to happen all the people have to be absolutely honest and perfect in many ways…so the world will never be perfect as we hope for… Reply February 19, 2019 Thomas Mcsweeney AFTER LISTENING TO THIS FIRST BROADCAST MY QUESTION WOULD BE JUST WHAT IS HUMANITY, AND DOES MAN BOTHER TO THINK ANY FARTHER THAN ONE'S SELF DUE TO BORDERS CAUSING WARS AND DISPLACED PEOPLE WE ARE ALL HUMAN! IF YOU ACTUALLY THINK ABOUT IT BUT I DO NOT HAVE A DEGREE. Reply February 19, 2019 HooKares? This format of trying to give everyone a voice by having so many speakers is so bad. What's the difference between this and a manageable 2-3 speakers? Even 30 doesn't give everyone a voice anymore than 3. Whomever has the least manners and talks over others is going to have the most to say, and a moderator trying to be politically correct with manners, is going to be like a bad school teacher who can not control their unruly students. Please give us, here across the pond, the distinguished BBC news reader once again. Those guys we used to listen to by buying shortwave radios. That's the BBC we used to love. This politically correct BBC is painful to watch. Reply February 19, 2019 Yuling Chen one argues that we need the idea of nation because of culture. However, we can see even in one nation ,there are multiple culture and languages or even disappearing of certain culture/ Reply February 19, 2019 Yuling Chen I HAVE AN IMAGINARY QUESTION. if now we say that we are all earth citizens, so we should open the door for everyone. We define we are earth citizens because we know there is a bigger universe out there right? so, what if citizens or creatures from other planets in the future all want to move to earth. should we accept all of them? Reply February 19, 2019 Stu M Small things like killer diseases makes this unworkable, as does certain people's hatred towards race and religion. The problem is, that many in the Western world have had medical programs to get rid of disease which in other countries are still thriving. Cure these issues, and stop seeling weapons to despots and nutjob dictators and there could be peace and travel for all. But, with certain Governments being able to bomb who they please creating enemies all over the world, should you not be talking to these people? As normal folk have no issues getting on and don't see colour or faith an issue. Reply February 19, 2019 Mr Clarkson Yes…The Neighbors make the neighborhood/Nation….. If you live in a sewer,most don't believe in borders… If you live a really nice place,one wants to keep that area the way it is……. Reply February 19, 2019 dennisiswatchingyou Hard topic to start with, the level of sophistication in the argument was very different between the participants. But I absolutely love this new format, it's a fantastic use of the Harvard Studio! Reply February 19, 2019 Reply Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.