Document Type

Editorial

Publication Date

5-9-1993

Abstract

This opinion column employs the eight symptoms of groupthink specified by Irving Janis to evaluate whether the tragic end to the 1993 FBI siege of David Koresh’s Branch Davidian compound near Waco, Texas — which culminated in deaths of 76 civilians — could have been the product of groupthink.

Comments

A version of this article was published as “Waco tragedy product of “groupthink” in the St. Cloud Times, May 9, 1993, p. 8A.

Key reference

Janis, Irving L. (1982). Groupthink (2nd ed.). Boston: Houghton Mifflin.

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