The Therapeutic State: The Tyranny of Pharmacracy
By Thomas S. Szasz
This article appeared in the Spring 2001 issue of The Independent Review


Joining the traditional rationalizations for state coercion—“God’s will,” “the consent of the governed,” and “social justice”—comes a fourth: “coercion as treatment.” Unlike theocracy, democracy , and socialism, however, pharmacracy has met little opposition.

Other Independent Review articles by Thomas S. Szasz
    Winter 2006   Defining Disease: The Gold Standard of Disease versus the Fiat Standard of Diagnosis
    Spring 1997   The Case Against Psychiatric Coercion

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