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Appropriated martyrs: The Branch Davidians and the radical right: Michael Barkun

ByMICHAEL BARKUN

On April 19 of most years, a few obligatory articles still appear to mark the anniversary of the Oklahoma City Federal Building bombing in 1995. However, they rarely mention the other event that took place on April 19, the one that apparently motivated Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols to plan and carry out the Oklahoma City attack. That, of course, was the calamitous end of the Branch Davidian standoff outside Waco, Texas, in 1993.