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Letter from America
August 1997
United States of America

Letter from America

The dust has finally settled over Oklahoma City. The trial of Timothy McVeigh is over and sentence has been passed — the man will die in the electric chair. His co-conspirator Terry Nichols will soon also be tried and then, as far as the law is concerned, the matter will be over. Feelings ran very strong across all of America during the trial. Some argued that the death sentence was too easy a solution for a man who planted a bomb outside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City on 19 April 1996. 168 people died in the worst ever single incident of...

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Letter from America
March 1995
United States of America

Letter from America

As the aircraft gently lifts off from Chicago, it leaves behind one of the busiest airports in the world. At first, it heads out over Lake Michigan before turning sharply around and flying back over Chicago. It is already dark outside, as I sit with my head pressed against the small window. Below, the city unfolds its pattern of lights, cars and skyscrapers. We pass over the downtown area, barely missing (so it seems) the tallest buildings, including the Sears tower, a monument to one of the largest retail companies in the USA. At night, it is easy to see the streets laid out below...

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