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Ray Haberski

From American Psycho to Dexter: The Psychopath as Establishment Anti-Hero

Last week I blogged about what I suggested was a disappearing character type: the psychopath as cultural rebel.   This week I wanted to briefly respond to the very interesting comment thread that followed. In particular, I wanted to address Ray Haberski’s comment: I wonder if I am thinking about your type in a different way. I find the intellectual psychopathic hero quite alive and well–see American Psycho, Fight Club, most of Tarantino’s films, the Dark Knight (to some degree), and Dexter. Clearly Americans still love psychopathic characters. But there’s an essential difference between the figures I wrote about last week, Read more