Skip to comments.Thomas Szasz, Relentless Freedom Fighter, Dead at 92
Posted on 09/11/2012 2:53:27 PM PDT by EveningStar
I am sorry to report that Thomas Szasz, the great libertarian critic of coercive psychiatry, the "therapeutic state," and the war on drugs, died over the weekend at his home in Manlius, New York. He was 92.
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His family was so poor when they emigrated to the United States that they could only afford one vowel.
Oh, that is sad. RIP Dr Szasz.
While I suppose he had his points, every article I read by him left me thinking he was a crank.
He seemed to firmly believe that nobody whatsoever was insane. Sorry, but reality doesn’t work that way.
Remember Marxism states that they should take over that particular science and start deeming anyone opposed to their agenda to be of unsound mind and have them committed.
A recent example, exercised by our current Marxist leadership, was the arresting and putting a veteran in the psychiatric ward based on his facebook and blog comment relating to BHO. He was eventually freed, but a perfect example of the abuse authoritarian marxist governments intentionally use phychiatry for.
The world has lost a great and wise mind.
Are there particular book titles that freepers would recommend by him?
A great Syracusan.
It is largely polemical, not really a serious scientific work, but it was very influential, especially among the counter-culture. I don't know of anything else that wasn't basically a rehash of the original.