Ceremonial Chemistry; The Ritual Persecution of drugs, addicts and pushers

New York: Anchor Press / Doubleday, 1974. Edward Gorey. Stated First Edition. Cloth. Responding to the controversy surrounding drug use and drug criminalization, Thomas Szasz suggests that the "therapeutic state" has overstepped its bounds in labeling certain drugs as "dangerous" substances and incarcerating drug "addicts" in order to cure them. Szasz shows that such policies scapegoat certain drugs as well as the persons who sell, buy, or use them; and 'misleadingly pathologize the "drug problem" by defining disapproved drug use as "disease" and efforts to change the behavior as "treatment." Readers will find in Szasz's arguments a cogent and committed response to a worldwide debate. Hardcover book has some wear and handling with cornerbumps and minor stianing to cloth covers. All pages are present with some underlining. Dustjacket has minor rubbing and small corner bumps and tears around edges. See photos for all condition details. Good + / good +. Item #49989

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