November 12th, 2005

Chris Keeley

Dr. Roazen also was the first to reveal that Freud analyzed his daughter, Anna Freud. His penchant f

Paul Roazen, 69; Documented The Psychoanalytic Movement
By Joe Holley
Washington Post Staff Writer
Saturday, November 12, 2005; B06

Paul Roazen, 69, a historian of the psychoanalytic movement and the author of numerous books on Sigmund Freud and his followers, died Nov. 3 at his home in Cambridge, Mass. He had complications from Crohn's disease.

An emeritus professor of political science at York University in Toronto, he was the author of 22 books and hundreds of articles, reviews and essays.

In 1965, Dr. Roazen set out to interview all of Freud's surviving patients, pupils, colleagues, disciples, friends and relatives in the United States and Europe. Much of his work grew out of his hundreds of hours of interviews. The first of his books to draw on them was "Freud and His Followers" (1975), essentially an oral history of psychoanalysis.
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His marriage to Deborah Heller Roazen ended in divorce.

Survivors include two sons, Jules Roazen of New York City and Daniel Heller-Roazen of Princeton, N.J.; a brother; and sister.

"His life was his work," Heller-Roazen said. At the time of his death, his son noted, he was excited about a cache of papers he recently had discovered in the Library of Congress having to do with William Bullitt, who, with Freud, wrote a psychobiographical study of Woodrow Wilson.
Chris Keeley

Milton Viorst oped on a solution for Iraq--NYTimes 11-12-05

November 12, 2005
Op-Ed Contributor

 The Arab League to the Rescue



COULD the answer be the Arab League?

The question, of course, is how do we get out of Iraq? President Bush is
increasingly isolated in claiming we are on our way to victory or
democracy or human rights or even the restoration of Baghdad's electric
grid. Even before Iraqi violence began spilling over into Jordan,
American forces have clearly failed at maintaining order. It is time for
a different approach, one that may lie with the Arab League.
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The Arab League can be America's best exit strategy. True, we would be
asking Arabs to clean up our mess. But the Arab states have an interest
both in America's leaving and in Iraq's cohesion. At the very least, the
Taif model suggests that Arabs are likely to do better than America at
getting Iraqis to rebuild their society together. The alternative, as it
was in Lebanon, is more bloodshed.

Milton Viorst is the author of the forthcoming "Storm from the East: The
Arab World in the 20th Century."

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Chris Keeley

NYTimes editorial on habeas corpus--11-12-05

November 12, 2005

 Playing With Fire

It certainly is a relief that the Senate is finally getting around to
doing the job it so shamefully refused to do four years ago, after the
9/11 attacks: requiring the administration to follow the law and the
Geneva Conventions in dealing with prisoners taken by the military and
intelligence operatives.
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The problem in creating one exemption to habeas corpus, no matter how
narrow, is that it invites the creation of more exemptions. History
shows that in the wrong hands, the power to jail people without showing
cause is a tool of despotism. Just consider Natan Sharansky or Nelson
Mandela. The administration hates that sort of comparison, so we wonder
why it keeps inviting it. Just the other day, Defense Secretary Donald
Rumsfeld said with a sneer that the Guantánamo prisoners on hunger
strikes had gone "on a diet where they don't eat" for publicity.

We'd rather see the Senate delete the suspension of habeas corpus from
Mr. Graham's measure now. Some constitutional principles are too
important to play around with.

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