A Million Flowers


The single bullet tore into his chest and shattered his spine. He was sixty-three at the time, but had been at his particular job for only three years. In that short period, he had been awarded two honorary doctorates, received numerous death threats, and been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. He was a journalist, and the host of the most-listened-to radio broadcast in his country. But his radio station had been bombed numerous times...

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About the Author

Patrick Jordan is a former managing editor of Commonweal.