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August 12, 2005


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Mark Kaplan

That actually makes a great post, Jodi. Presumably, in the cited cases of Baldwin and Bush, there's a link to your stuff on cruelty? The 'strangely compelling' nature of sadistic enjoyment put me in mind of our relation to Iago in the play Othello. Our real investment in the play is in fact through and with him, although 'officially' of course it's elsewhere.


Mark, thanks so much. I haven't integrated any of the cruelty material into the paper, although, the thinking is similar. I hadn't thought to look at it again in the context of this paper--now I will. The Iago example is terrific.

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