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Photo Gallery: The Alternative Reality of the Assassin

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Inside the Minds of Paranoiacs 'Loughner Acted, from His Perspective, in a Moral Fashion'

Most saw the Jan. 8 shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and 19 others in Arizona as a product of insanity. But assassination researcher Manfred Schneider told SPIEGEL that the presumed gunman, Jared Lee Loughner, did not act irrationally. Rather, his crime resulted from "hyper-rationality."
Interview conducted by Philipp Oehmke and Elke Schmitter
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