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The Crime of the 20th Century

Leopold had an estimated IQ of 210–220

Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb — From the German Federal Archive on Wikipedia Commons

“A superman … is, on account of certain superior qualities inherent in him, exempted from the ordinary laws which govern men. He is not liable for anything he may do.” — Nathan Leopold in a letter to Richard Loeb.

It was characterized at the time as “the crime of the century,” one that inspired multiple movies, plays, and…




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