On December 25, 2009, Chinese poet, writer, dissident, and Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo was arrested for “inciting subversion of state power.” In today’s podcast, we feature Kwame Anthony Appiah providing a brief explanation of Xiaobo’s case for a Writers Rally held just days after his original imprisonment in 2009. To this day, Liu remains incarcerated, while his wife Liu Xia is under house arrest.