These historical cases of cult leaders initiating mass suicide shocked the conscience of the world. Throughout history, cases of mass suicide have shocked the conscience of the world. Who can forget the kamikaze pilots of Japan, who toasted with shots of sake before hurtling their aircrafts into American ships, or the terrified German citizens in Demmin who, fearing Stalin’s inevitable brutality, killed themselves in large numbers near the end World War II? And though rare …read more
Chris Tusa is an author, managing editor of Fiction Southeast, full-time LSU English professor and acting writer-in-residence at Southeastern Louisiana University.