Chinese authorities on Sunday detained Ai Weiwei, an internationally renowned artist and an outspoken critic of the government.
In 2007, our Society established a publishing partnership in China that required approval by government officials. Which makes us wonder:
Where do we stand in the case of Ai Weiwei?
With a man who yearns to breathe free?
Or with a government that’s trying to suffocate him?
We ask because we fear our Society
has made a terrible mistake.
Any thoughts, John?
“In the end we will remember not the words of our enemies,
but the silence of our friends.”
— Martin Luther King, Jr.