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The search for the "Manchurian candidate" : the CIA and mind control / John Marks.


New York : Times Books, 1979.
ISBN 0812907736

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Subjects Behavior modification.
CIA.
Conducta, Modificación de la.
Drugs.
Gedragsbei╠łnvloeding.
Inlichtingendiensten.
United States. Central Intelligence Agency.
Description xii, 242 pages ; 24 cm
Copyright Date 1979.
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-230) and index.
Summary Here is the extraordinary story of how the Central Intelligence Agency waged a careful and systematic assault on the human psyche. John Marks reveals what was perhaps the most sinister activity ever engaged in by an organ of the United States government. He describes how the government conducted a series of secret programs to find ways to control human behavior. Responding to the assumption that the Soviets (and before them the Nazis) were trying to do the same, Marks asserts that high officials of the CIA and military intelligence believed they could enhance American security if they make a recalcitrant subject talk or otherwise act against his will. - Jacket flap.
Contents Origins of mind-control research. World War II -- Cold War on the mind -- The professor and the "A" treatment -- Intelligence or "witches potions". LSD -- Concerning the case of Dr. Frank Olson -- Them unwitting: the safehouses -- Mushrooms to counterculture -- Spells--electrodes and hypnosis. Brainwashing -- Human ecology -- The Gittinger assessment system -- Hypnosis -- Conclusions. The search for the truth.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)4499748
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WorldCat Identities Marks, John, 1943-
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