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Were WWII’s Arch-Criminals Insane?

On today’s show, host Cat Brooks interviews Wesley Lowery, author of the book “They Can’t Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore, and a New Era in America’s Racial Justice Movement.” Lowery was the Washington Post’s lead reporter in Ferguson in 2014, and his book tries to tackle the magnitude of police violence on black people, and what these deaths mean for the nation.

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Then host Mitch Jeserich interviews medical journalist Jack El-Hai about his book “The Nazi and the Psychiatrist: Hermann Göring, Dr. Douglas M. Kelley, and a Fatal Meeting of Minds at the End of WWII.” The book details psychiatrist Kelley’s quest to discover a distinguishing trait among arch-criminals at the end of World War II that would mark them as psychologically different from the rest of humanity.

 

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