Ceremonial Chemistry: The Ritual Persecution of Drugs, Addicts, and Pushers

Ceremonial Chemistry: The Ritual Persecution of Drugs, Addicts, and Pushers

by Thomas Szasz
     
 

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The "ritual persecution" of drugs and drug users must be seen as similar to the persecution of other scapegoats such as witches and madmen, according to Szasz (emeritus, psychiatry, State U. of New York) in the 1974 text he considers "to be one of my best works." He condemns the "war on drugs," as the U.S. government is still conducting it, as a form of coercion and… See more details below

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The "ritual persecution" of drugs and drug users must be seen as similar to the persecution of other scapegoats such as witches and madmen, according to Szasz (emeritus, psychiatry, State U. of New York) in the 1974 text he considers "to be one of my best works." He condemns the "war on drugs," as the U.S. government is still conducting it, as a form of coercion and colonialism based more on ritual than on any real medical or scientific reason. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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ISBN-13:
9780815607687
Publisher:
Syracuse University Press
Publication date:
11/28/2003
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
290
Product dimensions:
5.34(w) x 8.24(h) x 0.69(d)

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