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Friday, September 17, 2021

Why Is Charles Manson Fascinating?

Why does Charles Manson continue to compel us? Not because he reflects the dark heart of the 1960s but because he exemplifies a more far-reaching darkness, the one inside ourselves. As he said at his trial, "I am what you made me"--like any persuasive liar, nurturing his deceptions from a kernel of truth.

David Ulin in reviewing Jeff Guinn's new book, Manson: The Life and Times of Charles Manson, 2013

1 comment:

  1. I must be the only person who found Manson tediously boring and inane. Just another crazed psychopath. Our society is full of them. They all have similar upbringings and behave in the same way.