The Nation: Topical Diagnoses

A bandit armed with a pistol entered the New York City office of a woman psychiatrist not long ago and robbed her. As he backed out the door he fired a shot, grazing the doctor on the head. Thrown into severe shock, she was taken to an emergency ward where the doctor on duty, trying to learn whether there had been brain damage, asked her: "Whom do Ehrlichman and Haldeman hate most?"

"John Dean," came the immediate reply, showing that the patient was clearly on the road to recovery.

A retired professor of international politics, while mowing his lawn recently in Washington, D.C.,...

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