Serial killers are often charming, but have a high opinion of themselves that is not shared by the wider world. They are often extremely conscious of class and status and they develop venomous feelings toward people who do not pay them sufficient respect.Like Atrios, one does have to wonder if this is a confession of some kind. Especially considering this:
...even people who contain reservoirs of compassion and neighborliness also possess a latent potential to commit murder.I see Bobo got out his "Hobbes for Dummies" recently.
By the way, and perhaps related to Brooks barely suppressed desire to make a fine lampshade out of the skin of Frank Bruni, I cannot help but notice the pages of the NYTimes Editorial pages are often marked with this...
Roger Cohen is off today.And while it may be metaphorically true for Bobo, it never seems to literally be.
He needs some time off to stalk and kill a hobo...or I have a feeling he's going to spree-kill it up all over the Sulzberger's new office carpet.