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An American Bombing Review | An Urgent Wake-Up Call to American Extremism

people walking out of a destroyed building in oklahoma in an american bombing the road to april 19th

29 years ago, the United States was forever changed by an unconscionable act of homegrown domestic terrorism when Gulf War veteran Timothy McVeigh bombed the Alfred P. Murrah Federal building in Oklahoma City. The act — which is still the most lethal act of domestic terrorism committed within the US — was born from a list of grievances both real and imagined that McVeigh and many like him had stewed on for years. Given the attack’s horrific outcome, the story of the Oklahoma City bombing has been pored over by victims, journalists, government officials, and scholars alike, most recently in the HBO film An American Bombing: The Road to April 19th.