“This city is not about other people or buildings or streets but about your mental structure. If we remember what Kafka writes about his Castle, we get a sense of it. Cities really are mental conditions. Beijing is a nightmare. A constant nightmare.” — Ai Weiwei, an artist living in Beijing.
Read his entire description which paints a very ugly portrait of the city and bureaucratic structure that locked him in prison for three months without reason. Then, stay for the discussion brewing about fascism and socialism and how Obama and the US are both. It’s pleasant.