The Search for the Manchurian Candidate: The CIA and Mind Control

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The CIA's attempt to find effective mind control techniques are recounted from their origins in the drug research of World War II, to their experiments on frequently unknowing subjects involving hypnosis and drugs such as LSD

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A 'Manchurian Candidate' is an unwitting assassin brainwashed and programmed to kill. In this book, former State Department officer John Marks tells the explosive story of the CIA's highly secret program of experiments in mind control. His curiosity first aroused by information on a puzzling suicide. Marks worked from thousands of pages of newly released documents as well as interviews and behavioral science studies, producing a book that 'accomplished what two Senate committees could not' (Senator Edward Kennedy).

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“One of the most important books of the year. . . . We see the CIA on the cutting edge of inquiry into hypnosis, drugs, brainwashing, personality assessment, psychosurgery, electric and radio stimulations of the brain, the creation of involuntary amnesia, terminal shock therapy.”
- Playboy

“Perhaps the most compelling, well-researched, organized and well-written account of CIA operations ever.”
- Progressive

“A comprehensive, detailed and thoroughly readable account of the CIA safehouses, the brainwashing experiments, the involvement of the universities.”
- Washington Monthly

“Fascinating reading.”
- Washington Post

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