- A portrait of a team, or rather, how it is poisoned by a corrosive new member. Think Ellsworth Monkton Toohey from Ayn Rand's Fountainhead.
- Empathy implants - implants mandated for entire ruling elite of a world that force the rulers to empathize with the population & its troubles.
Fact sheet.First published: Astounding, July 1960.
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Among the stories from Astounding/Analog issues edited by John Campebell.
Related: Stories of Christopher Anvil.