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The MacArthur Research Network on Youth and Participatory Politics (YPP) formed out of recognition that youth are critical to the future of democracy and that the digital age is introducing technological changes that are impacting how youth develop into informed, engaged, and effective actors.

Ai Wei Wei and the Art of Protest
by Danielle Allen
August 29, 2012
In the Declaration of Independence, the American colonists complained "In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have ben answered only by repeated injury." That could be the tagline for the new documentary Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, directed by Alison Klayman except that the most famous Chinese artist and dissident's constant petitioning, closely detailed in the film, was never exactly humble.