“show[s] us the panoply of underpinnings (psychological, sociological, philosophical, and biological) that support this fear of the new, the different, and the ‘other.’”
“Harrington has written a challenging book. The shortcomings of current ideas in the causes and treatments of mental disease are clearly documented.
“Studies from the Holocaust have revealed how social death preceded physical death, tracing the creep of generalizations, exclusions and dehumanization of Jews that made mass murder possible.
Imagine this. You and your wife have always enjoyed a loving and open relationship with your three daughters.
Many readers might assume that a book with the title The Voices Within would be a text about auditory hallucinations, which are almost always seen as negative symptoms of a mental illness.
“We don’t like mental illness. We have no time or desire to engage with it in others except as something to gawp at and to define ourselves against.”