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Texas Tower

May 2024
1min read

The 1966 “Time Machine” piece in the July/August issue left the impression that hatred of a parent and “a lifelong fascination with guns” pushed Charles Whitman toward the Texas Tower and mass murder. Recall that Whitman’s autopsy revealed a sizable brain tumor. I suspect it deserves at least equal billing.

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