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The Skies Belong to Us: Love and Terror in the Golden Age of Highjacking

The Skies Belong to Us:  Love and Terror in the Golden Age of Highjacking

by Brendan I. Koerner,
The San Francisco Chronicle, June 23, 2013

In his best-seller "The Skyjacker: His Flights of Fancy," published in 1971, Dallas psychiatrist David Hubbard concluded that the men who chose to commit this particular crime had been traumatized by violent, alcoholic fathers and excessively religious mothers. Seeking liberation from past humiliations, they fixated on flight: "Skyjackers seem intent to stand on their own feet, to be men, to face their God, and to arise from the planet to the other more pleasing place."

 

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