Artists who dare to look sideways and speak the truth to power – whether religious, economic or political – will suffer. Reflections on Vincent Van Gogh, the Chilean musician Victor Jara, contemplative Dianna Ortiz and Paul Robeson.
John Smith is the founder and of Concern Australia and the founding president of God’s Squad Christian Motorcycle Club. He is an author, social anthropologist, lecturer, biker, elder of the radical discipleship movement and a prominent social commentator. His first book, On the Side of the Angels, sold over 80,000 copies at its first printing. He is currently fighting prostate cancer.