Tuesday, 23 October 2018

QotD: "So long as men denounce each other as mentally sick—so that the madman can always be considered the Other, never the Self—mental illness will remain an easily exploitable concept, and Coercive Psychiatry a flourishing institution"


"So long as men denounce each other as mentally sick (homosexual, addicted, insane, and so forth)—so that the madman can always be considered the Other, never the Self—mental illness will remain an easily exploitable concept, and Coercive Psychiatry a flourishing institution...
    "The passion to interpret as madness that with which we disagree seems to have infected the best of contemporary minds."

        ~ Thomas Szasz, from his book  The Manufacture of Madness: A Comparative Study of the Inquisition and the Mental Health Movement
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