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Fatal Freedom: The Ethics and Politics of Suicide

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In this thoughtful and compelling analysis, the world's foremost critic of coercions of the psychiatric institution defends a patient's right to choose life or death.Fatal Freedom is an eloquent defense of every individual's right to choose a voluntary death. By maintaining statutes that determine that voluntary death is not legal, Thomas Szasz believes that our society is ...more
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Published July 1st 2002 by Syracuse University Press (first published November 30th 1998)
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If Dr. Szasz is extreme in some of his views -- a point upon which I am still undecided -- he certainly logically consistent, looks at empirical facts and does not engage either in either wishful thinking or euphemism. I unfortunately do not have time to give this work the in-depth review it deserves, but hope to do so when I re-read this in a few months.

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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 ...more
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