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Quarantine of the Mind: Obedience Training for Adult Humans
Guernica Editions (Guernica World Editions), Spring 2021
2nd edition
270 pages
Trade Paperback
ISBN13: 9781771836715
ISBN10: 1771836717
$20.00 Canada, $17.95 US, £11.95 UK


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Quarantine of The Mind: Preventative Imprisonment for Crimes Not Yet Committed is grounded in W. Strawn Douglas' personal battle with mental illness and his experiences with it at the mental institution where he's lived for almost three decades. Different portions of it were created in different times, with Douglas in a variety of different mindsets, and it concerns itself mainly with the hoops that the government wants people who are mentally ill to jump through in all too often vain hopes of regaining their freedom. Some of the hoops are admittedly linked to reasonable goals and ideals. Unfortunately, too many others only serve the whims of our captors, serving the traditions of abuse in the oxymoron of “forced care.”
By the time you finish reading this book, I will have used up about 80,000 words of your brain's tolerance and patience. I do hope you get something out of this book that justifies its cover price. The text deals with the impacts on people of the laws of mental health, but is more complex, more comparative, especially with respect to the too many people who are incarcerated fulltime in hospitals, institutions and prisons when other better options could be employed.

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