The Journalist and the Murderer Setting & Symbolism

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Obedience to Authority

Obedience to Authority is the book by Stanley Milgram detailing his experiment with ordinary people and shock therapy in which subjects pushed a button that sent an electric shock to another person every time they answered a test question incorrectly. Only after the experiment did the subjects realize they were being tested and their behavior was comparable to German citizens who participated in the destruction of the Jewish population in Europe.

Long Beach, California

Long Beach, California, was where Jeffrey MacDonald began a new life and medical practice after the brutal murders of his family. MacDonald was living in Long Beach when his case was reopened and the final location of his incarceration was also near Long Beach.

Williamstown, Massachusetts

Williamstown, Massachusetts is the home of Joe McGinniss and where Janet Malcolm conducted her brief but illuminating interview.

The Selling of the President

McGinniss’s...

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