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A Most American Terrorist: The Making Of Dylann Roof | GQ
"Like Roof, and unlike a typical ISIS recruit, they don’t have handlers or any centralized way of becoming hooked. Instead, they are brought into the fold because they have found something that explains their laggard social progress to them and confirms their narrow worldview as fact."
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september 2017 by cluebucket
The Strange & Curious Tale of the Last True Hermit | GQ
"One man had actually lived in the woods of Maine for twenty-seven years, in an unheated nylon tent."

the North Pond Hermit
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november 2015 by cluebucket
What Do a Bunch of Old Jews Know About Living Forever?
italic yiddish forever.

"The world’s oldest stockbroker, he first went to work on Wall Street in 1928. 'This was before the Depression,' he says, then specifies which depression, as if I might confuse it with the one in the 1890s. Both are real to him..."

"...it has the effect of collapsing a century into a pancake. Czar Nicholas II and Barack Obama, gaslight and computer glow, grandmothers and grandchildren: All are contemporaries, all in sharp focus."

"God agrees to grant Hyman a wish, with the condition that whatever he asks for, his brother-in-law will get double.
'Okay,' Hyman says, 'I wish I were half-dead.'"
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november 2011 by cluebucket

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