From Harper’s Weekly Review:
“Among the very rich is a higher percentage of unpleasant and not very attractive people,” said the president of Bard College, defending his attempts to raise funds from Jeffrey Epstein.
A good assessment, Leon Botstein, aforementioned pres of Bard. But “unpleasant” and “not very attractive” do not quite describe the late Jeffrey Epstein’s character. Not even the category I’m using for this post — “the filthy rich” — describes Epstein.
I’m sure Botstein has a thesaurus or two around his office within which he could have come up with other terms to embrace pedophiliac sex trafficking and rape. But he didn’t, so let’s do it for him:
Shocking, appalling; dreadful, frightful.
Heart-sickening; harrowing; odious, hateful, execrable, repulsive, repellent, abhorrent, horrid, horrible, horrific, horrifying; offensive; nauseating; disgusting, sickening, revolting, nasty; loathsome.