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Dr. Brickner Would Form Protectorate,
Handle Nation as Simple Case of Paranoia

(Editor's Note: The following story
is based on two articles appearing in
the March and April issues of the At-
lantic Monthly. They form part of a
book, "Is Germany Incurable?", by Dr.
Richard M. Brickner, psychiatrist at
the College of Physicians and Sur-
geons, Columbia University, which will
be published shortly by J. B. Lippin-
cott Co., New York and Philadelphia.)
By HOWARD W. BLAKESLEE
Associated Press Science Editor
BOSTON, March 25.-A new idea
for curing Germany of Naziism after
the war is proposed by Richard
M. Brickner, M.D., psychiatrist at
the College of Physicians and Sur-
geons, Columbia University.
He proposes a protectorate, within
Germany, for part of the German
people. The protectorate would be
concerned primarily with the Ger-
man mind, just as a doctor treats
the mind of an unbalanced person.
Sane Will Dominate
The protectorate would nurse the
political growth and eventual dom-
ination of Germany by a single group
of its own citizens, comprising those
millions who still have sane, peace-
ful, democratic minds and hearts.
The method, completely new for
handling a nation, he says, is an old-
as-the-hills treatment for a paranoid
Person. It should succeed in Ger-
many, he argues, because Germans
have become a paranoid nation.
IDr., Brickner presents his case in
a book, "Is Germany Incurable?", to
be published in the near future by
Curti Traces
.Wa r's Effect
On Intellect
The Revolution, the Civil War and
the First World War, as well as the
present conflict, have helped to stamp
the American mind with some of its
riiost obvious intellectual character-
istics, Dr. Merle Curti, well-known
historian and educator, said yester-
day in his lecture on "The Impact of
American Wars on Education" at the
Rackham Amphitheatre.,
Tracing some of the common fac-
tors operating during these struggles,
Dr. Curti maintained that each of
our major conflicts had contributed
something to the movement for cul-
tiral independence from the Old
World.
The present war, he added, is stim-
ulating the breakdown between the-
ory and practice in education.

J. B. Lippincott Company, and in
two articles in the March and April
issues of the Atlantic Monthly.
Paranoids are a very numerous
class of humans. A paranoid is meg-
alomanic, grandiose, mystic, unable
to accept any reasoning that goes
against his aggrandizement. He may
imagine his mission is divine. In
that case he can kill with a clear
conscience.
Dr. Brickner writes, "As a re-
sponsible physician practicing neu-
rology and psychiatry, intimately
acquainted with the sick minds that
laymen call crazy and insane, and
that we call psychotic, I can say:
"First, the national group we call
Germany behaves and has long be-
haved startlingly like an individual
involved in a dangerous mental
trend. Although many individual
Germans may not participate in this
trend, the mass actions of the Ger-
man nation are and, for over a cen-
tury, have been typical of what the
psychiatrist finds in certain highly
alarming types of individual behav-
ior.
Germany Approaches Paranoia
"Second, clinical experience can
identify the specific condition that
Germany's mental trend approaches.
It is paranoia, as grim an ill as mind
is heir to, the most difficult to treat,
the only mental condition that
frightens the psychiatrist himself."
This paranoid spirit has perme-
ated the emotional core of the Ger-
man people, says Dr. Brickner. The
Nazis are only a symptom. Merely
their destruction would leave the
core unchanged.
He claims there are three ways to
handle the German peace:
A repetition of a punitive Ver-
sailles Treaty;
Extermination, as Rome destroyed
Carthage;
Something entirely different.
Cause of War
"No peace can be lasting," he as-
serts, "unless it clearly recognizes
and eliminates the paranoid type of
German. Failure to recognize the
paranoid base was the cause of fail-
ure of the World War peace, of
Prime Minister Neville Chamber-
lain's and other efforts. It is the
fundamental cause of the present
war.
Merely the punishment, or. even
execution of Nazi leaders, would not
insure peace in Dr. Brickner's opin-
ion. For that remedy would only
leave grim millions of Germans with
the old paranoid ideas to set out for
a new and worse world war.

Mr. William B. Palmer and Prof.
Leonard L. Watkins, both of the eco-
nomics department. will lead a forum
discussion at 8:30 p.m. today at Hillel.
The topic for discussion will be
"Butter to Bullets, Retooling for
Peace." Refreshments will be served
following the speeches. All students
and service men are invited to attend.
* *
Prof. S. C. Chang, Chinese artist
who was recently featured in Life
magazine, will demonstrate his skill
in brush painting at "China Night,"
to be held at 8 p.m. today in the
International Center.
A Chinese movie entitled "We
Fly for China" will also be shown.
S * *
Eight members of the University
debate squad have been selected to
participate in a discussion Tuesday
with the Detroit branch of the Ameri-
can Institute of Banking.
The students who will join in the
round-table discussion on the post-
war world are John Condylis, '46;
Ann Fagan, '45; John Muehl, '43;
Doris Peterson, '45; Dorothy Servis,
'45; Joyce Siegan, '46; George Sim-
mons, '46; and Robert Taylor, '44E.
A program of organ numbers
based on traditional and familiar
hymn-tunes will be played by Pal-
mer Christian, University organist,
from 9 to 9:30 a.m. Sunday over
Station WJR.
A series of four organ recitals in
Hill Auditorium will begin March
31, Wednesday. This will be fol-
1owed by recitals on April 17, April
14 and Good Friday afternoon,
April 23.
Eduardo M. Perou of La Paz, Bo-
livia, will describe his country at a
"Bolivian Night" meeting of La Socie-
dad Hispanica at 8 p.m. today in the
Michigan League. The meeting is
open to all students of Spanish.
Ensian edit staff tryouts. Your
help is urgently needed every af-
ternoon . . . we are rapidly ap-
proaching our deadline!

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Following are the 17 different sec-
tional meetings of the Michigan
Academy of Science, Arts and Let-
ters meeting here today and tomor-
row. Each division will hold its
meetings in the buildings designated
both days.
Anthropology .. .3024 University
Museum
Botany ....... ..2033 Natural Sci-
ence Bldg.
Economics ..... ..Rackham Bldg.
Fine Arts ....... Room D, Michi-
gan League
Folklore ........ Assembly Hall,
Rackham Bldg.
Forestry .....2054 Natural Sci-
ence Bldg.
Geography...... Room 18, Angell
Hall
Geology & Min-
eralogy ....... 3056 Natural Sci-
ence Bldg.
History & Politi-
cal Science .... Terrace, Michi-
gan Union
Landscape Archi-
tecture ... ....Arch. Bldg.
Students Must
Obtain Records
For Hopwoods
Students preparing to enter the
1942-43 Hopwood contest should get
their transcripts for the fall term
from the Registrar's office before
April , it was announced yesterday
by Prof. Roy W. Cowden, director of
Hopwood awards. The contest closes
at 4:30 pin., Monday, 'April 12.
In previous years some students
have neglected to get their transcripts
until the closing date of the contest,
and then discovered that they could
not obtain their records on such short
notice, Of, course, no manuscript
will be accepted without a certifica-
tion of eligibility.
In addition to the official record
for the fall term, contestants must
have a statement of their standing
in spring term courses. Undergrad-
uates must have grades of C or better,
while graduate students must have
all grades of at least B. Blanks for
this purpose may be obtained in the
Hopwood Room, 3229 Angell Hall.
Wallace Cheered
On Arrival at Lima
LIMA, Peru, March 25.-(P)-A 21-
gun salute, a cheering crowd of sev-
eral thousands, and high diplomatic,
military and civil officials welcomed
Vice President Henry A. Wallace on
his arrival tonight at the Lima air-
port.
Wallate, making an air tour of
Latin Anierica, was personally re-
ceived by Col. Luis Solari, chief of
the Peruvian presidential military
household.
Eight Peruvian army pursuit ships
escorted Wallace's plane from Talara
Peru, where he stopped, briefly on
today's hop from Cali, Colombia. In
another stop at Chiclayo, Peru; the
Vice-President reviewed a guard of
honor composed of aviation troops.
Wallace will remain here overnight
and proceed tomorrow to Santiago,
Chile, for a ten-day tour of that
2,400-mile long country.
Annual Memorial Service
For Carver To Be Held
Paying tribute to the late Dr.
George Washington Carver, the Phi
chapter of Omega Psi Phi, national
Negro fraternity, will hold its annual
memorial service at 7:30 p.m. Sunday,
March 28' at the Second Baptist
Church, located at North Fifth and
Reakes The Reverend Horace A.

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Language & Lit-
erature.......225 Angell Hall
Mathematics . .. 1025 Angell Hall
Philosophy.....Rackham Bldg.
Psychology.....Room ' 25, Angell
Hall
Sanitary & Medi-
cal Science . , . East Med. Bldg.
Sociology .......Rackham Bldg.
Zoology ........ Rackham Amph.
Special Events
Presidential Address-8 p.m. to-
day, Rackham Amphitheatre-H. R.
Hunt, "Population and Peace."
Panel Discussion-10 a.m. Satur-
day, 225 Angell Hall-"The Ruling
Values of American Culture."
All addresses and section meetings
are open to the public.

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