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Detention should only take place under the criminal justice system. 5 Abolition ofthe insanity defence. ' As is apparent, Szasz is not afraid of polemical statements. Szasz has published many books since his original The myth ofmental illness (Szasz, 1972). These books reiterate the themes of the summary manifesto. Alongside these issues, Szasz acknowledges that belief in mental illness as a disease of the brain is a negation of the distinction between persons as social beings and bodies as physical objects.
Conversations with children sold well in translation (Mullan, 1995). The voice ofexperience (Laing, 1982) is on the whole better written and probably merits more serious consideration, as Laing himself claimed (Mullan, 1995). Laing discussed the relationship between experience and scientific fact. He reviewed the psychoanalytic literature on psychological life before birth. Laing's themes about intrauterine life are not always easy to follow and the book unfortunately still fails to provide a coherent account of this aspect of his work.
Paid work was introduced for patients to avoid exploitation. At the daily assemblea, everybody had a right to speak his or her mind. This forum became the place for expression of empowerment, collectivisation of responsibility and anti-institutional practice. Historical Perspectives on Anti-psychiatry 33 Initially Basaglia and other Gorizia colleagues came into contact with Maxwell Jones at Dingleton. Later on Basaglia became disillusioned with such reformist measures. As he understood it, the violence and exclusion that underlies social relations created a necessary political, class-related character to his fight.