Mercenary Psychiatry

Szasz, Thomas
March 1976
New Republic;3/13/76, Vol. 174 Issue 11, p10
Focuses on the trial of Patty Hearst, the victim of a kidnapping. Reference to a letter to Patty Hearst by Louis J. West, chairman of the department of psychiatry at the University of California at Los Angeles; Testification by defendant psychiatrist Robert Jay Lifton; Denial of any bias towards the Hearst family, shown by the supposedly impartial expert, during the trial; Comparison between the people in Chinese captivity and Patty Hearst.


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