meowbius Wrote:
Jan 24, 2013 5:10 AM
GB61: actually, the diagnosis in the USSR was provided by the Politbureau wholesale to disarm dissent. Psychiatry followed the party line (need I remind that there was no independent expertise since EVERYTHING was government-ruled: medicine, education, science. Genetics was an "imperialist who re" and banning it greatly improved agriculture, I think.) Brezhnev famously proclaimed that since the USSR and Communist party were for peace, anyone who oposed party line is dangerously insane. I hope we don't end up with the single party rule.