Empire of Normality: A Review of a Book that Attacks Critics of Psychiatry

From Mad in the UK: In his book Empire of Normality, UK philosopher Robert Chapman, who identifies as “proudly neurodivergent and disabled”, linked today’s critics of psychiatry to an earlier “antipsychiatry” movement led by Thomas Szasz, and dismisses such critiques as “reactionary and outdated.” In a review of the book, John Cromby, a retired  Professor of Psychology at the University of Leicester, provides a detailed analysis of the flaws and historical inaccuracies in Chapman’s work, and in particular, Chapman’s linking of critics of psychiatry to right-wing politics.

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