Scott Poole, an associate professor of history at the College of Charleston, is author of Satan in America: The Devil We Know and Monsters in America: Our Historical Obsession with the Hideous and the Haunting. His website is Monsters in America.
Satan has had an awfully good 2014. He might get a statue on the grounds of the Oklahoma State Capitol. Actually, he probably won’t, but the New York-based Satanic Temple has proposed to have the goat-headed image of Baphomet built so that it can be seen by all visitors to the state’s seat of government.