Speaking truth to power

“art activist Hans Haacke explains why he dares criticise the USA, but not Islam: “When I did works critical of Apartheid or Bush’s politics, there was no reason to worry that in doing so, I’d be putting people’s lives in danger. I knew the American National Guard wouldn’t pull out their guns and start advancing… But my reservations against criticising Islam aren’t cowardly, in fact they might even be wise.”

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