TITLE

In the grip of a psychopath

AUTHOR(S)
Lacayo, Richard; Cole, Wendy
PUB. DATE
May 1993
SOURCE
Time;5/3/1993, Vol. 141 Issue 18, p34
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Tells how Branch Davidian cult leader David Koresh, a charismatic leader with a pathological edge, held sway over his followers. Unpredictable rationing of food; Newcomers gradually relieved of bank accounts and personal possessions; Men subjected to celibacy as Koresh took their wives and daughters as concubines; Koresh's mangled theological rationale; Food as a tool for ensuring obedience; His use of mind games, psychological sadism and physical force.
ACCESSION #
9304270179

 

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