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.

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