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VOLUME 5 NUMBER 4
SPRING 2001


The Therapeutic State: The Tyranny of Pharmacracy
By Thomas S. Szasz

Joining the traditional rationalizations for state coercion—“God’s will,” “the consent of the governed,” and “social justice”—comes a fourth: “coercion as treatment.” Unlike theocracy, democracy , and socialism, however, pharmacracy has met little opposition.

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