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Psychiatry and Political Killings

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Submitted by Robert L. Lambright, M.D. (United States), Oct 29, 2002 at 19:01

Over thirty years ago, the psychiatrist Dr. Thomas Szasz pointed out the phenomenon of denial operating in Americans' viewing political assassinations not as politically motivated, but as the actions of mentally disturbed people.

Perhaps the conclusions in this test-case situation will indicate that the recent killings were, at least partially, the result of extremist religious ideology.
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