More than an epithet hurled by defensive couch potatoes, “health Nazi” is a term well grounded in history, as science historian Robert Proctor illustrates in his remarkable book, The Nazi War On Cancer. Although Proctor is correct to note that public health doesn’t imply Nazism, he fails to see that draconian public health laws require a state apparatus strong enough to crush us.

Pierre Lemieux is a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute and an Economist in the Department of Management Sciences at the Université du Québec en Outaouais (Canada).
Health and Healthcare
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