Sunday, April 05, 2009
"Thomas Szasz Speaks: Interview with Natasha Mitchell." ALL IN THE MIND. ABC NATIONAL RADIO April 4, 2009.
In 1961 maverick psychiatrist and libertarian Professor Thomas Szasz published his controversial and influential epic, The Myth of Mental Illness. In it he argued that mental illness is a fiction and a medical metaphor. Half a century later he maintains we live in a therapeutic state—a 'pharmacracy' where psychiatry is synonymous with coercion. On the eve of his 89th birthday he joins Natasha Mitchell in conversation over two weeks about his contentious legacy. Listen here: http://www.abc.net.au/rn/allinthemind/stories/2009/2530830.htm.