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The Most Hated Man in America

FMSF News Alert - January 7, 2018

Dear Friends,

The Most Hated Man in America
A new book by Mark Pendergrast

Trial by Therapy
A review of that book by Frederick Crews


Everyone knows the story of Jerry Sandusky, the serial pedophile, the Monster. But what if that story is wrong? What if the former Penn State football coach and founder of the Second Mile is an innocent man convicted in the midst of a moral panic fed by the sensationalistic media, police trawling, and memory-warping psychotherapy? - Mark Pendergrast

As Charles Mackay wrote in his 1852 Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds, men "go mad in herds, while they only recover their sense slowly, and one by one." (Concluding paragraph in Frederick Crews review of The Most Hated Man in America.)

Frederick Crews reminds us that sometimes whole societies "get it wrong," and that it takes courageous people and time to set things right. Is that the situation with the Jerry Sandusky case? Judge for yourself.

Read one of the first reviews of The Most Hated Man in America. You won’t be able to put it down.

Trial by Therapy: The Jerry Sandusky Case Revisited by Frederick Crews. eSkeptic Magazine website:

Then read the book The Most Hated Man in America: Jerry Sandusky and the Rush to Judgment by Mark Pendergrast. Sunbury Press. 391 pages. Available on Amazon.


Recent alerts about work of Crews and Pendergrast:

News alert Sept 11, 2017 Memory Warp by Mark Pendergrast

News alert December 20, 2017 Freud: The Making of an Illusion by Frederick Crews.

J.Bean and Pamela