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

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Syracuse University Press, 2003 - Political Science - 290 pages
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In this polemical response to the controversy about drug use and drug criminalization, Thomas Szasz suggests that governments have overstepped their bounds in labelling and prohibiting certain drugs as dangerous substances and incarcerating addicts in order to cure them.

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Contents

The Discovery of Drug Addiction
3
The Scapegoat as Drug and the Drug as Scapegoat
19
The Faith of the Faithless
29
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Thomas Szasz is professor emeritus of psychiatry at the State University of New York Upstate Medical University in Syracuse.

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