Anders Heger: We gave the Nobel price to Liu Xiaobo, not because we are against the Chinese, but because we are for the Chinese

Anders Heger: The critics of this years Nobel Peace Prize have missed an essential point.  There is something strangely arrogant in the notion that what´s real and accepted in other societies, is furthest from ourselves.  Liu Xiaobo represents Chinese culture in the same way as the publishers of Apollinaires represent Turkish culture: In the way that dissidents, always and forever, have been more important for the development of a society than anyone in power.  Authorities manifest what was and what has been.  Dissidents alert us about what is coming.»