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May 19, 2011

Why Bother with WeiWei?

Dazed & Confused

Props to Dazed for a cover that doesn’t skimp on celebrity culture — or powerful photography — but offers a statement, amplified by this confrontational gaze, about politics and human rights. Sadly, too many corporate media cover stories — given the opportunity to elevate the public dialogue — are driven by the former but only pander to the latter.

At a moment when the American government compromised by the pro-business White House makeover and the amount of leverage China has when it comes to American finance, why mess with WeiWei?

(photo: unattributed online)

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