(The Truth Will Set You Free) -- Right: Russian Jewish writer Ayn Rand (born Alisa Zinov'yevna Rosenbaum), her "ideal man", axe murderer William Edward Hickman, and Hickman's 12 year old victim, Marion Parker, who Hickman kidnapped, raped and dismembered. Hickman stated that he wanted as much publicity as the then famous child murderers Leopold and Loeb.
The newspapers were filled for months with stories about serial killer called William Hickman, who kidnapped a 12-year-old girl called Marion Parker from her junior high school, raped her, and dismembered her body, which he sent mockingly to the police in pieces.
Rand wrote great stretches of praise for him, saying he represented "the amazing picture of a man with no regard whatsoever for all that a society holds sacred, and with a consciousness all his own. A man who really stands alone, in action and in soul. … Other people do not exist for him, and he does not see why they should." She called him "a brilliant, unusual, exceptional boy," shimmering with "immense, explicit egotism." Rand had only one regret: "A strong man can eventually trample society under its feet. That boy [Hickman] was not strong enough."...Cont'd...LINK
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