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Arafat’s Malignancy

Rick’s comment below that the doctors should find a more hospitable locale for Arafat’s cancer recalls to mind Evelyn Waugh’s quip about Randolph Churchill, who had undergone surgery to remove a tumor that turned out be benign: “Typical of modern science,” Waugh said, “to find the one little bit of Randolph that is not malignant, and remove it.” Obviously with Arafat, the question is, how can the doctors tell where the cancer begins and ends?


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