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  1. Therapeutic State
    The abortionist as fall guy
    Inquiry, July 24, 1978, p. 4
  2. The Therapeutic State
    The ACLU vs. Walter Polovchak.
    The American Civil Liberties Union fights for the liberty of all--except children.
    Inquiry, October 27, 1980, pp. 6-8
  3. The ACLU's 'Mental Illness Cop-Out
    Reason, January 1974, pp. 4-9
  4. The Age of Madness (1974)
    The History of Involuntary Mental Hospitalization Presented in Selected Texts
    1 Review
  5. Among the Intellectualoids/Learned Psychotics
    The American Spectator, April 1983, pp. 32-33
  6. Therapeutic State
    Bourne's Quaalude Caper
    Inquiry, November 27, 1978, pp. 4-6
  7. Brickbats
    That Explains a Lot:
    Reason, August 1978, pp. 11-15
  8. Articles
    The Case against Psychiatric Coercion
    The Independent Review, Spring 1997, pp. 485-498
  9. Ceremonial Chemistry (1974)
    The Ritual Persecution of Drugs, Addicts, and Pushers
    3 Reviews, 2 Readable
  10. Christmas Book Recommendations
    The American Spectator, December 1977, p. 29
  11. Coercion as Cure (2007)
    A Critical History of Psychiatry
    1 Review
  12. Therapeutic State
    Condoning psychiatric slavery
    Inquiry, March 6, 1978, pp. 3-4
  13. [+]
    Criminal Insanity: Facts or Strategy (Review)
    Justice in Dallas, by Melvin M. Belli and Maurice C. Carroll
    1. Justice in Dallas by Melvin M. Belli and Maurice C. Carroll
    The New Republic, November 21, 1964, pp. 19-22
  14. [+]
    The Destruction of Differences (Review)
    Babi Yar, by Anatoly Kuznetsov
    1. Babi Yar by Anatoly Kuznetsov
    The New Republic, June 10, 1967, p. 21
  15. Therapeutic State
    The Devil's Fool
    Inquiry, December 25, 1978, p. 4
  16. Drug Trial
    The Political Legitimation of Quackery
    Reason, March 1998, p. 25
  17. The Ethics of Addiction
    The case for legalized drugs as a Constitutional right
    The Harpers Monthly, April 1972, pp. 74-79
  18. The Ethics of Psychoanalysis (1965)
    The Theory and Method of Autonomous Psychotherapy
    2 Reviews
  19. Faith in Freedom (2004)
    Libertarian Principles and Psychiatric Practices
    1 Review, 1 Readable
  20. Fatal Freedom (2001)
    The Ethics and Politics of Suicide
    1 Review, 1 Readable
  21. Therapeutic State
    The Freedom Abusers
    Inquiry, February 5, 1979, pp. 4-5
  22. Books, Arts, Manners
    [+]
    The Hazards of Zeal (Review)
    Thomas Woodrow Wilson: A Psychological Study, by Sigmund Freud and William C. Bullitt
    1. Thomas Woodrow Wilson: A Psychological Study by Sigmund Freud and William C. Bullitt
    National Review, March 21, 1967, pp. 307-309
  23. Heresies (1976)
    1 Review
  24. How Dan White Got Away with Murder
    It is time to expel the psychiatric liars from the courtroom--whether they come to prev...
    Inquiry, August 6, 1979, pp. 17-21
  25. Books and the Arts
    [+]
    How Sick Is Sick? (Review)
    Psychoanalysis Observed, by Charles Rycroft
    1. Psychoanalysis Observed by Charles Rycroft
    The New Republic, May 6, 1967, pp. 21-23
  26. Ideology and Insanity (1970)
    Essays on the Psychiatric Dehumanization of Man
    2 Reviews, 1 Readable
  27. Insanity (1987)
    The Idea and Its Consequences
  28. [+]
    Reviews (Review)
    About Behaviorism, by B.F. Skinner
    1. About Behaviorism by B.F. Skinner
    The Libertarian Review, December 1974, pp. 6-7
  29. Jones as Jesus
    Madness as a Posthumous Diagnosis
    The Libertarian Review, January 1979, pp. 34-35
  30. Arts and Letters
    [+]
    Justice and Psychiatry (Review)
    The Battered Child, by Ray E. Helfer and C. Henry Kempe
    1. The Battered Child by Ray E. Helfer and C. Henry Kempe
    The Atlantic Monthly, October 1968, pp. 127-131
  31. Karl Kraus and the Soul-Doctors (1976)
    A Pioneer Critic and His Criticism of Psychiatry and Psychoanalysis
    5 Reviews, 2 Readable
  32. The Law
    Killing Kindness
    Jack Kevorkian Believes we can Solve Moral Problems by Medicalizing them.
    Reason, May 1994, pp. 40-41
  33. Law, Liberty, and Psychiatry (1963)
    An Inquiry Into the Social Uses of Mental Health Practices
    4 Reviews, 1 Readable
  34. The Law
    Hinckley and Son
    Reason, July 1991, p. 51
  35. The Law
    The Socrates Option
    Reason, May 1992, p. 47
  36. The Law
    Death by Prescription
    Reason, April 1993, pp. 46-47
  37. Liberation by Oppression (2002)
    A Comparative Study of Slavery and Psychiatry
    1 Review, 1 Readable
  38. Liberty Against Power (1994)
    Essays by Roy A. Childs, Jr.
    1 Review, 1 Readable
  39. Male Women, Female Men
    The New Republic, October 9, 1976, p. 8
  40. The Manufacture of Madness (1970)
    A Comparative Study of the Inquisition and the Mental Health Movement
    2 Reviews, 1 Readable
  41. The Medicalization of Everyday Life (2007)
    Selected Essays
    1 Review, 1 Readable
  42. The Mental Health Ethic
    National Review, June 14, 1966, pp. 570-572
  43. Features
    Mental Illness and Police Brutality
    The recent case of a New York cop who killed a 15 year old boy and was acquitted of man...
    The Libertarian Review, April 1979, pp. 32-33
  44. Mercenary Psychiatry
    The New Republic, March 13, 1976, pp. 10-11
  45. The Myth of Mental Illness (1961)
    Foundations of a Theory of Personal Conduct
    3 Reviews, 1 Readable
  46. The Myth of Psychotherapy (1978)
    Mental Healing as Religion, Rhetoric, and Repression
    1 Review, 1 Readable
  47. Articles
    The Myth of Psychotherapy
    The Libertarian Review, March 1978, pp. 17-20
  48. Neonatal Circumcision
    Chronicles, October 1996, pp. 19-20
  49. Therapeutic State
    New addictions for old
    Inquiry, May 29, 1978, pp. 4-5
  50. The new Biology
    Reason, August 1972, p. 4
  51. [+]
    Our Fear and Trembling Through the Ages (Review)
    Landscapes of Fear, by Yi-fu Tuan
    1. Landscapes of Fear by Yi-fu Tuan
    The Saturday Review, March 15, 1980, p. 39
  52. Our Right to Drugs (1992)
    The Case for a Free Market
    1 Review, 1 Readable
  53. Therapeutic State
    Peter Bourne's Quaalude Caper
    Inquiry, October 30, 1978, pp. 4-6
  54. Pharmacracy (2001)
    Medicine and Politics in America
    2 Reviews, 2 Readable
  55. Books and the Arts
    [+]
    Pilgrims' regress (2 Reviews)
    The Language of Madness, by David Cooper
    1. The Language of Madness by David Cooper
    2. Conversations with Children by R.D. Laing
    The Libertarian Review, February 1979, pp. 41-42
  56. [+]
    Portrait of a Secular Moralist (Review)
    Notebooks 1942-1951, by Albert Camus
    1. Notebooks 1942-1951 by Albert Camus
    The New Republic, November 27, 1965, pp. 32-33
  57. Therapeutic State
    Prescription for control
    Inquiry, May 1, 1978, pp. 4-5
  58. Features
    The Protocols of the Learned Experts on Heroin
    Heroin is a scapegoat for society's ills, says one of America's leading iconoclastic wr...
    The Libertarian Review, July 1981, pp. 14-17
  59. Psychiatric Justice (1965)
    4 Reviews
  60. Therapeutic State
    The Psychiatric Presidency
    Inquiry, September 18, 1978, pp. 4-5
  61. Psychiatric Self-Defense
    A new kind of 'living will' would protect people from involuntary psychiatric interven...
    Reason, May 1983, pp. 40-43
  62. Psychiatric Slavery (1977)
    3 Reviews, 2 Readable
  63. Therapeutic State
    The psychiatrist as accomplice
    Inquiry, April 3, 1978, pp. 4-5
  64. Psychiatry in the Age of Aids
    The doctors see a new chance to be jailers.
    Reason, December 1989, pp. 31-34
  65. Psychiatry's Threat to Civil Liberties
    National Review, March 12, 1963, pp. 191-192
  66. Psychodrama in the White House
    If the Carter administration seems strangely reminiscent of rule by revival meeting, th...
    The Libertarian Review, December 1979, pp. 24-31
  67. Books
    [+]
    Purifying America (2 Reviews)
    Elvis, by Albert Goldman
    1. Elvis by Albert Goldman
    2. Flowers in the Blood by Dean Latimer
    Inquiry, April 12, 1982, pp. 26-29
  68. Therapeutic State
    The rapist as patient
    Inquiry, June 26, 1978, pp. 3-4
  69. Reply
    Reason, April 1974, pp. 29-31
  70. [+]
    Introduction (Review)
    The Crime of Punishment, by Karl Menninger
    1. The Crime of Punishment by Karl Menninger
    Reason, December 1993, p. 37
  71. The Right to Die
    The New Republic, December 11, 1976, p. 8
  72. The Right to Health
    If one has a right to treatment, does he have a right to resist treatment? And who is t...
    The Freeman, June 1969, pp. 352-362
  73. Schizophrenia (1977)
    The Sacred Symbol of Psychiatry
    4 Reviews, 2 Readable
  74. The Second Sin (1973)
    2 Reviews
  75. The Second Sin
    The Harpers Monthly, March 1973, pp. 68-73
  76. Shooting the Shrink
    The New Republic, June 16, 1982, pp. 11-15
  77. Therepeutic State
    Should the FDA Ban H2O?
    Inquiry, April 2, 1979, pp. 4-6
  78. Sins of the Fathers
    Is child molestation a sickness or a crime?
    Reason, August 2002, pp. 54-59
  79. Some Call It Brainwashing
    The New Republic, March 6, 1976, pp. 10-11
  80. Therapeutic State
    Soviet psychiatry
    The historical background
    Inquiry, December 5, 1977, pp. 4-5
  81. Therapeutic State
    Soviet psychiatry
    Its supporters in the West
    Inquiry, January 2, 1978, pp. 4-5
  82. Books, Arts, Manners
    [+]
    Subversion of the Rule of Law (2 Reviews)
    The Insanity Defense, by Abraham S. Goldstein
    1. The Insanity Defense by Abraham S. Goldstein
    2. Criminal Justice: Issues and Ironies by Abraham S. Blumberg
    National Review, March 12, 1968, p. 247
  83. The Theology of Medicine (1977)
    The Political-Philosophical Foundation of Medical Ethics
    3 Reviews, 2 Readable
  84. The Therapeutic State - Taxing for Therapy
    The Freeman, October 2005, pp. 27-28
  85. The Therapeutic State (1984)
    Psychiatry in the Mirror of Current Events
    1 Review, 1 Readable
  86. Columns
    The Therapeutic State
    Suicide as a Moral Issue
    The Freeman, July 1999, pp. 41-42
  87. Columns
    The Therapeutic State
    Gullible Skeptics
    The Freeman, May 1999, pp. 26-27
  88. Columns
    The Therapeutic State
    Is Mental Illness a Disease?
    The Freeman, November 1999, pp. 38-39
  89. Columns
    The Therapeutic State
    The Hazards of Truth-Telling
    The Freeman, September 1999, pp. 38-39
  90. Columns
    The Therapeutic State
    Remembering Krafft-Ebing
    The Freeman, January 2000, pp. 31-32
  91. Columns
    The Therapeutic State
    Chemical Straitjackets for Children
    The Freeman, July 2000, pp. 38-39
  92. Columns
    The Therapeutic State
    Does Insanity "Cause" Crime?
    The Freeman, March 2000, pp. 31-32
  93. Columns
    The Therapeutic State
    Remembering Masturbatory Iinsanity
    The Freeman, May 2000, pp. 35-36
  94. Columns
    The Therapeutic State
    The Two Faces of Responsibility
    The Freeman, November 2000, pp. 31-32
  95. Columns
    The Therapeutic State
    Progress in Pain Relief
    The Freeman, September 2000, pp. 33-34
  96. Columns
    The Therapeutic State
    Public Schools as Drug Delivery Systems
    The Freeman, January 2001, pp. 36-37
  97. Columns
    The Therapeutic State
    The Bought Mind
    The Freeman, July 2001, pp. 33-34
  98. Columns
    The Therapeutic State
    Affirmative Chemical Action
    The Freeman, March 2001, pp. 35-36
  99. Columns
    The Therapeutic State
    Kevorkian, Lies, and Suicide
    The Freeman, May 2001, pp. 35-36
  100. Columns
    The Therapeutic State
    Mental Illness: Psychiatry's Phlogiston
    The Freeman, November 2001, pp. 31-33
  101. Columns
    The Therapeutic State
    The Psychiatric Collaborator as "Critic"
    The Freeman, September 2001, pp. 29-30
  102. Columns
    The Therapeutic State
    Patients or Prisoner?
    The Freeman, January 2002, pp. 31-32
  103. Columns
    The Therapeutic State
    Insanity and Intolerance
    The Freeman, July 2002, pp. 34-35
  104. Columns
    The Therapeutic State
    Parity for Mental Illness, Disparity for Mental Patients
    The Freeman, March 2002, pp. 33-34
  105. Columns
    The Therapeutic State
    The Maternity Hospital and the Mental Hospital
    The Freeman, May 2002, pp. 33-34
  106. Columns
    The Therapeutic State
    Mental Illness: From Shame to Pride
    The Freeman, November 2002, pp. 37-38
  107. Columns
    The Therapeutic State
    Straight Talk about Suicide
    The Freeman, September 2002, pp. 34-35
  108. The Therapeutic State
    Civil Liberties and Civil Commitment
    The Freeman, December 2003, pp. 25-26
  109. Columns
    The Therapeutic State
    Taking Drug Laws Seriously
    The Freeman, January 2003, pp. 28-29
  110. The Therapeutic State
    Unequal Justice for All
    The Freeman, July 2003, pp. 28-29
  111. Columns
    The Therapeutic State
    Parity or Prevarication?
    The Freeman, March 2003, pp. 34-35
  112. The Therapeutic State
    The Myth of Health Insurance
    The Freeman, May 2003, pp. 30-31
  113. The Therapeutic State
    Taking Drug Laws Seriously, II
    The Freeman, October 2003, pp. 20-21
  114. The Therapeutic State
    Primum Nocere
    The Freeman, December 2004, pp. 24-25
  115. The Therapeutic State
    "A House of Aces"
    The Freeman, July 2004, pp. 21-22
  116. The Therapeutic State
    Self-Ownership or Suicide Prevention?
    The Freeman, March 2004, pp. 23-24
  117. The Therapeutic State
    Autogenic Diseases
    The Freeman, May 2004, pp. 24-25
  118. The Therapeutic State
    Psychiatric "Services"
    The Freeman, October 2004, pp. 21-22
  119. The Therapeutic State
    "Idiots, Infants, and the Insane": Mental Illness and Legal Incompetence
    The Freeman, July 2005, pp. 26-27
  120. The Therapeutic State
    Psychiatry: A Branch of the Law
    The Freeman, December 2006, pp. 19-20
  121. The Therapeutic State
    Mental Illness: Sickness or Status?
    The Freeman, July 2006, pp. 25-26
  122. The Therapeutic State
    Psychiatry: Disease Inflation
    The Freeman, March 2006, pp. 23-24
  123. The Therapeutic State
    Mental Illness as Brain Disease:A Brief History Lesson
    The Freeman, May 2006, pp. 24-25
  124. The Therapeutic State
    The Therapeutic Temptation
    The Freeman, October 2006, pp. 27-28
  125. The Therapeutic State
    The Medicalization of Everyday Life
    The Freeman, December 2007, pp. 18-19
  126. The Therapeutic State
    Defining Psychiatry
    The Freeman, July 2007, pp. 22-23
  127. The Therapeutic State
    Therapeutic Censorship
    The Freeman, May 2007, pp. 24-25
  128. The Therapeutic State
    Medicalizing Quackery
    The Freeman, October 2007, pp. 22-23
  129. The Therapeutic State
    Psychiatry Versus Liberty
    The Freeman, August 2008, pp. 20-21
  130. The Therapeutic State
    The Burden of Responsibility
    The Freeman, December 2008, pp. 12-13
  131. The Therapeutic State
    Treatments Without Diseases
    The Freeman, March 2008, pp. 24-25
  132. The Therapeutic State
    Anti-Coercion Is Not Anti-Psychiatry
    The Freeman, May 2008, pp. 26-27
  133. The Therapeutic State
    Mendacity by Metaphor
    The Freeman, October 2008, pp. 17-18
  134. The Therapeutic State
    The Shame of Medicine: The Case of General Edwin Walker
    The Freeman, October 2009, pp. 27-28
  135. [+]
    Toward the Therapeutic State (Review)
    Ward 7, by Valeriy Tarsis
    1. Ward 7 by Valeriy Tarsis
    The New Republic, December 11, 1965, pp. 26-29
  136. [+]
    Tragic Failures (Review)
    In a Darkness, by James A. Wechsler, Nancy F. Wechsler, and Holly W. Karpf, ...
    1. In a Darkness by James A. Wechsler, Nancy F. Wechsler, and Holly W. Karpf, ...
    National Review, May 26, 1972, pp. 591-592
  137. Twice-Brainwashed
    The New Republic, October 23, 1976, pp. 6-7
  138. The Untamed Tongue (1990)
    A Dissenting Dictionary
    1 Review, 1 Readable
  139. Books
    [+]
    Voyeurism as science (Review)
    Thy Neighbor's Wife, by Gay Talese
    1. Thy Neighbor's Wife by Gay Talese
    Inquiry, June 9, 1980, pp. 15-16
  140. The War on Drugs Is Lost
    National Review, February 12, 1996, pp. 45-46
  141. What Psychiatry Can and Cannot Do
    The Harpers Monthly, February 1964, pp. 50-53
  142. "What Psychiatry Can Do"
    A Comment and a Reply
    The Harpers Monthly, April 1964, pp. 96-99
  143. Whose Competence?
    National Review, September 15, 1989, pp. 38-42
  144. Therapeutic State
    Winking at pyschiatric terror
    Inquiry, February 6, 1978, pp. 3-4
  145. Your Last Will and Your Free Will
    The American Spectator, November 1974, p. 10
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