the Trials of Men

Suddenly, the people outside took the form of frightening animals which he felt were intent on destroying him, attacking him and harming him.

—Dr. Basil Jackson, Jim Bakker’s psychiatrist

1) The hysterical symptom is the memory-symbol of the operation of certain (traumatic) impressions and experiences.

2) The hysterical symptom is a substitute . . . for the reactivation of these traumatic experiences by association.

—Dr. Sigmund Freud, “Hysterical Phantasies”, 1908

FOR FERDINAND MARCOS it probably began early in 1986, when his legendary heroism as an anti-Japanese resistance fighter was revealed in the New York Times to be a sham.

For national security adviser “Bud” McFarlane, the first misstep may have been his losing battle with White House chief of staff Donald Regan over access to President Reagan, which led to Bud’s resignation, well before the Iran-contra scandal broke.

For Harry

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