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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The Discovery of Drug Addiction
The Scapegoat as Drug and the Drug as Scapegoat
The Faith of the Faithless

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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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