Psychopaths, Children, and Evil

Posted by Ed 9 mths ago

Psychopaths have been on my mind recently.

It started with This American Life’s program this week on the psychopath test). And of course, the New York Times Sunday Magazine article, Can You Call a 9-Year-Old a Psychopath? And then there was the opinion piece about how we shouldn't be surprised that 10 percent of the people who work on Wall Street are "clinical psychopaths," titled, Capitalists and Other Psychopaths.  
How can you not be chilled and horrified by the tale of a 9-year-old who would throw a toddler in a pool so he could satisfy his curiosity about what it’s like to drown? That is what it means to be evil. 

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