party and cannot recall the word “schizophrenia.”nThe more cultured Nazinprompts him: “Schizophrenia.”n” ‘Yes, that’s the word,’ HOss replied.n’That mind doctor in Vienna, hisnname escapes—‘n’Sigmund Freud.'”nActually, this cute conversation couldntake place between, say, two New Yorkers.nFreud contended that his psychoanalysisnshould be applied only to mildnneuroses—never to schizophrenia. Angroup of Americans calling themselvesnpsychiatrists is the only large medicalngroup on earth which began to usenFreud’s psychoanalysis for the medicalntreatment of schizophrenia—despitenFreud’s protests. Schizophrenia wasnfirst described by Kraepelin and thenterm was coined by Bleuler. Even thenAmerican pro-Freudian EncyclopedianBritannica says in its rave article onnFreud that he was not “primarily interestednin this psychosis.” Demonstratingnthe ignorance of the Nazis, Stingonspreads around his smug provincialismnof the 70s. He fares even worse in thenscenes of Polish resistance. To anyonenwith even a precarious contact with anynantitotalitarian conspiracy, his insightsninto the opaque world of clandestinenpolitical action (unless a safe, wellpublicizednand rewarding mass conformitynin New York, like the “anti-nVietnam War movement” can be callednresistance) sound, to say the least,nbizarre. This is how a Polish resisterntries to recruit Sophie (Zosia in Polish):n”I am appealing to you in the namenof humanity. I am trying to appeal tonyour sense of decency, to a sense ofnyourself as a human being and a Pole. “n[ The italics belong to Stingo, 1nSurely, even a New York environmentalnactivist does not declaim like that asnhe tries to persuade his pal to take partnin a protest march. Or does Stingo believenthat in order to persuade someonento face torture, it is necessary to say:n121nChronicles of Culturen”You must reconsider, Zosia. This isnbecoming indecent of you. Considernwhat you can do for all of us. Considernyour country! Consider Poland!”nV-