Monday February 17, 2020

Tom and Molly Martens: Trying and failing to spot the monsters in one’s midst

Where do they come from, these normal monsters? And how do we spot them, before it’s too late?

10th June, 2018
Molly Martens Pic: The Lexington Dispatch

Memoir: My Brother Jason: The Untold Story of Jason Corbett’s Life and Brutal Murder by Tom and Molly Martens, By Tracey Corbett-Lynch with Ralph Riegel, Gill Books, €16.95

In 1941, an American psychiatrist named Hervey Cleckley published a book called The Mask of Sanity, in which he proposed a new theory of human evil. Living among us, Cleckley said, were psychopaths: people who, by any standard psychometric criteria, appeared perfectly normal,...

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