How Many Jeffrey Epsteins Are There?

Audrey Strauss, Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, speaks at a news conference announcing charges against Ghislaine Maxwell in New York City, July 2, 2020. (Lucas Jackson/Reuters)
Stories such as his have emerged with alarming frequency of late, in a striking variety of institutions.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE G oodman Brown was a young, pious man, from a family of “honest men and good Christians since the days of the martyrs,” when he first discovered that the society around him was full of evil hiding in plain sight. Brown, the main character of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s 1835 short story “Young Goodman Brown,” is a 17th-century New England Puritan of good standing who nonetheless finds himself mysteriously drawn into the forest — that ancient literary symbol of foreboding — one night. The culmination of his phantasmagoric silvan journey is the discovery of a secret Satanic ceremony, led by Old Scratch himself,


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