To a newcomer, the sobering reality of American life is not the price of haircuts on Air Force One or the absence of Blue Jays games on U.S. television. Rather, it is the casual tolerance of violence in an otherwise civil society. The American people’s overwhelming support for the fateful decision to employ massive force against David Koresh and his religious nuts in Waco, Texas, was one reflection of this tolerance.By GEOFFREY STEVENS5 min
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