But Blumenthal is definitely wrong. Madoff would be in the 8th circle, the one punishing fraud.
“It’s not a poem about ‘you did this, you get this,’ ” Mr. [Robert] Pinsky says. “It’s about the mystery of how you hurt yourself. It’s like the Talmud says: the evils others do to me are as nothing compared to the evils I do to myself.”
It's certainly lending Madoff's crimes a grand scale, isn't it?)