Physical and mental status examinations can help characterize the type and severity of motoric and behavioral symptoms, such as rigidity, waxy flexibility, negativism, automatic obedience
, ambitendency, and perseveration.
Besides, how could anyone, Christian or otherwise, in or out of the military, promise automatic obedience
to each and every future command?
This beautifully written novel turns war's fantasies of glorious heroism into an elegy for all who sail the "Sea of Faith" that Matthew Arnold describes in "Dover Beach." William Carson is a World War II veteran who believes he understands the "darkling plain" of war, and he tirelessly drills military history and automatic obedience
into his students, just as he taught his sons, Joshua and Andrew.