Prof. Thomas Szasz, a psychiatrist and now retired medical school professor has been a highly significant and throughly important and distinguished contributor to the realm of ideas and debate about psychiatry and its uses. As Prof. Szasz recognizes, the tendency to medicalize problems-in-living notwithstanding, bad habits are not diseases, and "diagnoses" of attitudinal, behavioral and cultural characteristics as "disease" apart from any identificable trauma or lesion is a matter of circular reasoning in which the behaviors are "diseases" only by the metaphoric-analogic property of language. In this offering Prof. Szasz maintains that modern neuroscience is a misdirected effort to explain "mind" in terms of brain functions and thereby undermines the concepts of moral agency and responsibility. Everything that Szasz writes is weighty and provocative, and the discourse on which he focuses raises vital considerations for public policy and civil liberty. Hopefully the Szazian influence will continue to spread, not just among Libertarians, but among jurists, social and behavioral scientists, and policy makers, and will begin to have a noticeable policy impact in law and the practice of disciplines involved with the labelling, controlling, and regulalting of fellow human beings. Hopefully, academics and social theorists in the UK, as well as the US other common law countries, will become increasing aware of and influenced by the iconoclastic Professor Szasz.