TITLE

My Heart Belongs To Dad

AUTHOR(S)
Kondracke, Morton
PUB. DATE
December 1978
SOURCE
New Republic;12/8/78, Vol. 179 Issue 24, p9
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Describes the American public's compulsive search for any kind of explanation, whether cosmic, social, political, or psychological, for the mass suicide of cultists at Jonestown, Guyana led by Reverend Jim Jones. Massacre as a product of a peculiar lunacy or a reflection on all Americans; Distancing oneself from the event as a natural reaction to the horror; Jones' use of Christianity and Marxism as cloaks for his behavior though he understood and believed in neither; Making a collective scapegoat of other nontraditional cults.
ACCESSION #
11152876

 

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