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Our Right to Drugs: The Case for a Free Market
.In Our Right to Drugs, Thomas Szasz shows that our present drug war started at the beginning of this century, when the American government first assumed the task of protecting people from patent medicines. By the end of World War I, however, the free market in drugs was but a dim memory, if that. Instead of dwelling on the familiar impracticality or unfairness of our drug ...more
Hardcover, 199 pages
Published April 30th 1992 by Praeger
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This trenchant work is brimming with insight into the folly of drug prohibition. Szasz astutely lays out the facts and drives home his correct viewpoint. The historical disintegration of the free market in drugs has been largely ignored and dismissed as "progress" by Statist "reformers." Szasz makes an excellent case for the return of a true free market, not a increase of State power, as many "legalization advocates" truly desire.
Thomas Stephen Szasz (pronounced /sas/; born April 15, 1920 in Budapest, Hungary) is a psychiatrist and academic. He is Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at the State University of New York Health Science Center in Syracuse, New York. He is a prominent figure in the antipsychiatry movement, a well-known social critic of the moral and scientific foundations of psychiatry, and of the social control a ...moreMore about Thomas Stephen Szasz...