How “Helter Skelter and Charlie Rose and South Park and The Girls and Family Guy and Nine Inch Nails and The Ben Stiller Show transformed a murderer into an icon of everything that was dark in the American psyche.”

As the social scientist David R. Williams writes in Searching for God in the Sixties, “We, as a collective culture, looked into Manson’s eyes and saw in those dark caves what we most feared within ourselves, the paranoia of what might happen if you go too far.”


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