Thomas Szasz: A Life Well-Lived
By Bryan Caplan
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.
For now, I’m too sad to say more. I’ll miss you, Tom.