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Know the Signs

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The classic presentation is a pervasive 'get off my lawnism', columns beginning, 'I ain't racist, but ...' and frequent pining for the days when the ladies weren't so uptight about a little pat on the behind.

The syndrome primarily affects white men at major regional and national newspapers. And though the severity is no greater, there is some evidence that the rapidity of onset can be greater among Ashkenazic Jewish men.