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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Other Independent Review articles by Thomas S. Szasz
    Winter 2006   Defining Disease
    Spring 1997   The Case Against Psychiatric Coercion