The Press: Therapeutic Pen

On Amsterdam's ancient, influential, and conservative Algemeen Handelsblad (literally "general commercial newspaper"), the convictions of a stocky displaced German named Fritz Behrendt stick out like battle flags. To hear Behrendt tell it, the whole world is sick, and he is just the doctor it needs. "There are a lot of things wrong with our Western free world," said Behrendt last week, "not the least of which is the God-damned attitude of slow motion, indifference, shortsightedness toward political problems. But that's whooping cough compared with the cancer from the Soviet Union. One can cure whooping cough, but one dies of cancer."

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