Smug Canadians…

…who think the CBC cornered the market on radio documentary need to catch-up with what Americans have known all along:

This American Life is one of the finest pieces of social commentary on the airwaves.

Check out this week’s episode, Mindgames (it’ll be posted soon in their archives); especially the piece on Elizabeth Smart

The show raises maddening questions about the Stockholm syndrome and our own naivete.

How did Elizabeth Smart manage to escape detection in Salt Lake City (or, for that matter Bobbi Parker and Randolph Dial in Texas, or Julie Bureau in Sherbrooke, or Dennis Rader in Wichita?

Whoever fights monsters…

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