Catch This

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The January 2002 issue of Maxim pointed out the notably large number of psychopaths who found Catcher in the Rye to be a very inspiring and empower- ing book: John Hinckley (tried to assassinate Ronald Reagan); Mark David Chapman (assassinated John Lennon); Arthur Bremer (tried to assassinate George Wallace); Robert Bardo (stalked and killed actress Rebecca Schaeffer).

I wonder: Will the old media types who tried so hard to blame the Oklahoma City bombing on Rush Limbaugh take the 50th anniversary of Catcher in the Rye as an opportunity to fulminate about J.D. Salinger?

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