A review of Carl Hart's book on drugs.
Does a person have a right to take drugs, grow plants, and self-medicate in the privacy of their own home? In the book, Our Right to Drugs: The Case for a Free Market, Thomas Szasz points out obvious: people have taken drugs since time immemorial, they take drugs to make themselves feel better, induce unusual … Continue reading Our Right To Drugs: The Case for a Free Market
Are some drugs dangerous and other drugs safe? In his book, Ceremonial Chemistry, Thomas Szasz details how drugs such as opium has been used for thousands of years, yet suddenly come to be considered dangerous. For author Thomas Szasz, addiction lies in the meaning that we assign to chemicals; not the chemical makeup of the … Continue reading Ceremonial Chemistry: The Ritual Persecution of Drug Addicts and Pushers