22.1. Dictatorships are bad for the arts (独裁统治对艺术不好)

Ermm, fear of going to jail for not kissing up to dictators well enough? Part of Censorship (审查).

https://youtu.be/MCxzMYVvHBg?t=227 Shostakovich - How to Compose Music Despite [ R E D A C T E D ] by Tantacrul (2019) highlights how the famous Russian composer Dimitri Shostakovich had to continually work around the Soviet Union's censorship in his compositions.