Books: Games Some People Play

THOMAS WOODROW WILSON by Sigmund Freud and William C. Bullitt. 307 pages. Houghton Mifflin. $6.

It would be hard to find a literary collaboration more ill conceived than this one—a psychoanalytic post-mortem conducted on a U.S. President by two men who were admittedly prejudiced against their subject, and based on second-or third-hand information. Together, they framed a savage posthumous assault that depicts Thomas Woodrow Wilson as a Messianic but effeminate zealot hovering on the brink of insanity. It is all the more remarkable because it is not the work of some pop-psych practitioner but bears the name of the founder of...

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