[lbo-talk] Rudy: he's nuts

Doug Henwood dhenwood at panix.com
Wed May 2 11:05:34 PDT 2007

On May 2, 2007, at 1:54 PM, Carrol Cox wrote:

> Doug Henwood wrote:
>> The explanation for what makes Rudy so compelling among people who
>> know him best—including New York reporters who've covered him for a
>> generation, and political pros who've worked for him—is simpler: he
>> is nuts, actually mad.
> If these commentators wish to use the adverby "actually," then they
> should not use such empty slang terms as "nuts" and "mad." If they
> have
> any content, it is the generic term, "mental illness" -- but of what
> species? OCD? Bipolar? Borderline PD? Depression? Anxiety Disorder?
> Schizophrenia? AD/HD? Schizoaffective Disorder? It's probably not a
> useful perspective.

Did you read the piece? You might get a better idea of the DSM category if you did.

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