Death in the woods

Posted: July 11, 2010 in Crime, Current events, Psychology

“…While there was much that was disturbing about Raoul Moat, there was also something to recognise. Just like Derrick Bird, Moat seemed to embody the almost-nuclear frustration of the failed male. Ego-driven, soured, festooned with the trappings of cliched machismo (steroids, guns). And once they explode, that sense of quasi-cinema, as if everything that happens (hiding out, taunting police, blowing your own brains out) could double as a scene from a Bruce Willis action drama…” Here.

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