- Paperback: 195 pages
- Publisher: New Regency Publishing; 2nd edition (September 1, 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0964112515
- ISBN-13: 978-0964112513
- Product Dimensions: 9 x 5.9 x 0.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1 customer review)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,127,370 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Death As A Salesman Paperback – Abridged, September 1, 1998
"Death As A Salesman is incisive. It's a logical and easy read on a difficult and emotional subject. Brian Johnston drives home, in an accessible and engaging way, why 'Thou shalt not kill.' still makes sense." --Professor David B. Warner, University of Steubenville
"This book is a tremendous resource for anyone called on to address the issue of 'assisted suicide.' And since we're all going to die, and know friends and family who will likely go before us, it is an issue facing us all!" --Dr. Margaret Anderson
"This is what I've been looking for, it spells out all the dangers that I could see, but couldn't easily explain. I'm going to be giving copies away." --Susan Singleterry
About the Author
Brian Johnston is the Western Region Director of the National Right to Life Committee. He also serves as Commissioner with the California Commission on Aging, as well as on that state's Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators and the board of directors of the National Legal Center for the Medically Dependent and Disabled. He is a frequent advocate for the medically vulnerable and spokesman on the threat of legalizing "assisted suicide." He has appeared on CNN, World News Tonight, McNeil-Lehrer News Hour and many other programs.
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He also seems to imply that DNR orders are also a threat to "vulnerable" patients (which is another example of banal paternalistic tyranny). Well, why isn't he campaigning for the right to refuse respirators and dialysis to be revoked? Because he is a hypocrite, plain and simple.
I will append my review of the EPC's film, Turning the Tide, to this review. I hope readers find it helpful.
I would like to begin by reminding all so-called pro-lifers that compassion does NOT mean to "suffer with" someone. The etymology of a word does not necessarily have anything to do with its modern meaning. In this case, especially. If suffering with sentient beings was actually sufficient, we would not even have Aspirin in the world today.
The emotional ploys touted in this documentary rely on ad-hoc justifications for opposing assisted dying. They love to cite cases of patients coming out of their suicidal depressions. Good for them. Doesn't mean everyone else should be forced to die naturally. And until they can ease the pain of the 25% of patients who rate THEIR OWN PAIN as "moderate to severe" when in a hospice, they have no right to claim the compassionate high ground.
In recent years, there has been a shift towards "secular" language in arguments against assisted dying.Read more ›