The Exceptional American Berserk

By David Paul Kuhn - January 13, 2011

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Philip Roth wrote that these murders "transport" the victims out of the "longed-for American pastoral" and "into the fury, the violence, and the desperation of the counterpastoral--into the indigenous American berserk." Americans are not a uniquely violent people. We suffer crime rates that are similar to those of other wealthy nations. But American violence is uniquely deadly. Harvard's David...

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