It’s disconcerting to realize your hometown has a penchant for producing psychopaths. Timothy McVeigh grew up just a few miles from my family’s farm. Ditto Joyce Carol Oates—who has created numerous fictional psychopaths—and recent Clinton Correctional Facility escapee Richard Matt. The last time New York had a prisoner on the lam—the hapless Ralph “Bucky” Phillips—ended disastrously, […]
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