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I Wear the Black Hat

Chuck Klosterman

5 mins

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I Wear The Black Hat shows us that uncovering people's true intentions can be more complex than we think.


I Wear the Black Hat

I Wear the Black Hat

by Chuck Klosterman


When you hear the word 'villain', you probably have a specific image in mind. A go-to bad guy or girl from popular culture like the Joker, with very specific attire and an evil laugh. However, evil or bad intentions are often masked behind an appearance of kindness or purity. Learning how to truly determine who is good and who is bad is complex, and it requires letting go of stereotypes and preconceived ideas.

Using examples of comic book heroes and villains, Chuck Klosterman explains why we think of some people as evil, even though they aren't - and vice versa.

Favorite quote

The villain is the person who knows the most, but cares the least.

- Chuck Klosterman

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