I used Jack the Ripper as an example of comapative case analysis methodology to some people I was mentoring. Nearly got one to throw up talking about the crime scenes.
Little wins in life!
Could be - it would account for the paranoia about the 'military/intelligence complex.Is it possible the author is not 'playing fast and loose with the facts', but is/was simply so off their tits on good gear that they are incapable of writing properly?
it is what I look for in my Hippie Utopia?
An interesting perspective on Jack The Ripper is:
The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper - Book by Hallie Rubenhold
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The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper is a book by British historian Hallie Rubenhold, published by Doubleday in 2019. The book examines the lives of the "canonical five", the five women largely believed to have been killed by Jack the Ripper in the Whitechapel murders.
I don't think anyone else has ever looked at the JTR story from the victims point of view.
Well worth a read for an excellent insight into Victorian Britain. The amount of data collected by the British state over the last 200 years is phenomenal.
That is a really really good book.
I get a bit sad that we have forgotten in this "industry" that these were brutal sexually motiviated homicides. People had their lives taken and it's become a guessing game.
Interesting use of "industry" there.
It is an industry, one based on salacious and lurid accounts of violent sexual crime. All pretty distasteful really.
Rubenhold doesn't even mention the murders or the gory details thereof. She focuses on how the women got to the stage where they were prey for JTR and how society didn't really give a sh1t about them.
You absolute rotter.Before I forget, if not already aware then "Post Script" which is a monthly book catalogue is well worth subscribing to. Huge range of books, heavily discounted, usually an excellent military/history section, cheap postage and no minimum order. Online but I prefer the paper catalogue which arrives about now each month.