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Explaining the Apocalyptic Beliefs of the Branch Davidians

Professor Robert Jay Lifton is distinguished professor of psychiatry and psychology and director of the Center on Violence and Human Survival at John Jay College, City University of New York. He's been studying cults and fundamentalist groups for many years. Lifton will talk about the armed cult in Waco, Texas run by David Koresh of the Branch Davidians--how typical they are, and what can be done to deal with them.

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Other segments from the episode on March 11, 1993

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, March 11, 1993: Interview with Robert Jay Lifton; Interview with Marc Roberts; Review of the film "CB4."

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