This is a quickie…
I was watching the opening ceremonies from the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing and was struck by the artistry, the technology and the design that went into the ceremony as well as the architecture of the new buildings and stadiums. But one question kept nagging at me.
What impact would the artists and designers and craftsmen of China have had on world culture if the Chinese government had allowed its people to spread out and prosper? Would we all be driving Chinese cars? Would the people of the United States understand more about China? More than just Mu Shu Pork?
An entire nation forced to keep its light under a basket. Maybe the Olympics will help.