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OKLAHOMA CITY: BLOW TO THE HEART

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TIME

The truck bomb in the heartland brought the terrible realization that America has bred its own sort of new political monster, one afflicted with hatred so malignant that only murder on a grand scale can satisfy it. Who really knows how many citizens –a dozen? a hundred?–feel so passionately that their government is the Great Satan that they would resort to such evil? This much is certain: the courage of the bereaved and the heroism of the rescuers in Oklahoma City are the stuff of true patriotism.

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