Notably, APA and the American Journal of Psychiatry play prominent roles in this book. Past association presidents William Menninger and Edward Strecker are quoted, along with the first director of the National Institute of Mental Health, Robert Felix. Staub also cites articles and letters published in the Journal to demonstrate the mixed opinions in the field regarding specific matters and argues that the field's own indecision was used as fuel by antipsychiatry movement leaders. For example, he reports that the Journal “published an essay in 1968 that defended hippies and suggested that their LSD experimentation represented a useful means to achieve heightened political consciousness” (p. 135). This reasoning is in line with the ideas of the movement's leaders—that psychiatric disorders, substance use, and criminal acts represent an individual's expression of existential problems and not the behavioral manifestations of pathological states. However, by presenting various published views of psychiatrists, Staub shows that scholarly publications are appropriate venues for medical debate. Overall, he uses reports and quotations from publications as well as national meetings to demonstrate the field's management of the antipsychiatry movement, highlighting leading psychiatrists' reactions to the views of R.D. Laing, Thomas Szasz, L. Ron Hubbard, and others who led the counterculture.