Against the Grain

Gabor Maté on Illness, Human Nature, Capitalism, and Socialism

North Americans are sick, stressed, and alienated, a state of affairs accentuated in recent years by Covid. The Hungarian-Canadian physician Gabor Maté argues that capitalism engenders illness, while the medical system blindly ignores the lives of its patients. Maté discusses individual and collective change, while reflecting on human nature, alienation and rightwing politics, and the work of Karl Marx.


Gabor Maté, MD with Daniel Maté, The Myth of Normal: Trauma, Illness, and Healing in a Toxic Culture Avery, 2022


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