Nation: The Other End of Society

THE people of the State of California against . . . whom? Against what unknowable madness? The trial of Charles Manson and three of his tribe was under way, but the law seemed to lack the strictures to codify the case; there was a disquieting essential truth in the outcast's declaration that "I'm the other end of your society."

The people of the State of California must dispose, legally, of the murder of Actress Sharon Tate and six other people on two successive nights last August—murders in which the killers and the killed were...

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