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Review: Szasz and Rand
Reviewed Work: Faith in Freedom: Libertarian Ptinciples and Psychiatric Practices by Thomas Szasz
Review by: Sheldon Richman
The Journal of Ayn Rand Studies
Vol. 7, No. 2 (Spring 2006), pp. 429-444
Published by: Penn State University Press
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/41560323
Page Count: 16
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This review essay on Thomas Szasz's book Faith in Freedom: Libertarian Principles and Psychiatrie Practices elaborates Szasz's position that mental illness is a myth, psychiatry is pseudo-medicine, and imposed psychiatric treatments are assault and incarceration. It then describes Szasz's critical chapters on Ayn Rand's and Nathaniel Branden's views on psychiatry, mental health, and psychiatric coercion.
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