Today’s quote comes from artist Ai Weiwei, who penned an essay for the New York Times on the impact of censorship on civil society in China.
“The harm of a censorship system is not just that it impoverishes intellectual life; it also fundamentally distorts the rational order in which the natural and spiritual worlds are understood. The censorship system relies on robbing a person of the self-perception that one needs in order to maintain an independent existence. It cuts off one’s access to independence and happiness.” – Ai Weiwei.
Quote: Ai Weiwei on The NYT.