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The Book of Nonsense (Forgotten Books) (Paperback)

by Edward Lee Lear

Edward Lear, the London Olympics, and the Power of Absurdity 4

Reacting to the opening ceremony, the Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, a fearless and outspoken critic of his own government’s totalitarian ways, put his finger on the zeitgeist when he said that only a free country could have pulled off this kind of an idiosyncratic entertainment that reflected the character of a free people rather than the marketing vision of a police state.