Having trouble getting back into the groove after the bank holiday? So are we, yes, so are we.
But here is a little diversionary parlour game based on a talk Simon Baron-Cohen gave at the Edinburgh Bookfest (sponsored by both the Guardian and the London Review of Books — they may well have called it Smugfest) on his new book, Zero Degrees of Empathy, a sophisticated reclamation of the word ‘psychopath’ from that name people call you but they shouldn’t, you’re just tired, it’s been a long day.
Allora: separated at birth?
You thought we were going to go somewhere else with this, didn’t you? Fair enough.