My great hero Thomas Szasz has died at the age of 92.  I only met him once, but what a meeting!  The year was 2005.  I won the Thomas Szasz Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Cause of Civil Liberties for my article, “The Economics of Szasz.” After the ceremony, I dined with the legend and had one of the best conversations of my life.  He was by far the sharpest man in his eighties I’ve ever met – still ready, willing, and able to absorb and critique novel ideas.

Szasz’s single best book is probably Insanity: The Idea and Its Consequences.  But if you want to see his greatness as quickly as possible, start with his best book of aphorisms: The Untamed Tongue.

For now, I’m too sad to say more.  I’ll miss you, Tom.