Cliburn juror’s tale

Posted Wednesday, Jun. 12, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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How sad to read of Liu Shih Kun’s fate after finishing second to Van Cliburn in the inaugural Tchaikovsky piano competition. (See: “Cliburn juror has special connection to competition’s namesake,” June 5) For the crime of being educated, talented and highly skilled, he was sentenced to hard labor and prison.

It’s also sad to know that the evil leader who led China down that vengeful path is revered today and his portrait still hangs over Tiananmen Square.

The one percent always will be targets of the covetous, and there always will be politicians who shamelessly exploit that sin to keep themselves in the one percent.

— John Flenniken, Willow Park

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