" "--Time Out "(UK) " Marvelously engrossing. This book is a series of wonderfully detailed and cleverly told stories, each of which debunks the brainwashing myth. Streatfeild's narrative control cannot be faulted.

Author: Dominic Streatfeild

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0312427921

Category: History

Page: 432

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A detailed account of half a century's worth of secret government psychological experiments to control the human mind and will draws on formerly classified documentation and examines techniques used by the CIA, the KGB, the Taliban, and a number of religious cults and advertisers. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

Mind Wars

More modern mind-control techniques, from hypnosis, drugs, and electroshock to radiation and psychic driving. The inside story of the quest for a real Manchurian Candidate—MKUltra and the CIA connection.

Author: Marie D. Jones

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 9781601633941

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 240

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From the dawn of humanity, the desire to control the thoughts, behaviors, and actions of others has been a pervasive one. From the use of coercive persuasion by ancient Egyptians and the Knights Templar to today’s claims of electronic harassment and microwave “bombing,” we have always been at the mercy of those who wish to reprogram our thoughts and reshape our beliefs. Mind Wars includes fascinating stories of: Ancient attempts at mind control using spell casting, potions, and rituals. Cults and the use of mental reprogramming. More modern mind-control techniques, from hypnosis, drugs, and electroshock to radiation and psychic driving. The inside story of the quest for a real Manchurian Candidate—MKUltra and the CIA connection. The brave new world of electronic harassment, “voice to skull” technology, and gang-stalking. The inner frontier of the human mind is the last bastion of privacy. But are we really in control of our own minds? The answer may shock you!

Books about Mind Control

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Commentary (books not included). Pages: 25. Chapters: A Clockwork Orange, Brainwash: The Secret History of Mind Control, Brainwashing: The Science of Thought Control, Combatting Cult Mind Control, Cults in Our Midst, Propaganda: The Formation of Men's Attitudes, Releasing the Bonds, Snapping: America's Epidemic of Sudden Personality Change, The Making of a Moonie, The Manchurian Candidate, Thought Reform and the Psychology of Totalism, Twisted Scriptures. Excerpt: Propaganda: The Formation of Men's Attitudes (1965/1973) (French: original French edition: 1962) is a book on the subject of propaganda by French philosopher, theologian, legal scholar, and sociologist Jacques Ellul. This book appears to be the first attempt to study propaganda from a sociological approach as well as a psychological one. It presents a sophisticated taxonomy for propaganda, including such paired opposites as political-sociological, vertical-horizontal, rational-irrational, and agitation-integration. The book contains Ellul's theories about the nature of propaganda to adapt the individual to a society, to a living standard and to an activity aiming to make the individual serve and conform. The work concerns propaganda as an inner control over an individual by a social force. During World War II, Ellul was a leader in the French resistance after being discharged as a professor from French universities by the Vichy regime. After France's liberation, he became professor at the University of Bordeaux. He authored 58 books and numerous articles over his lifetime, the dominant theme of which has been the threat to human freedom created by modern technology. In 1947, Ellul was appointed chair of law and social history at the Institut d'etudes politiques that increased his reputation as a social and political philosopher which led to the publication of his...

A History of the World Since 9 11

This is a work that informs as it entertains and induces outrage as it inspires.

Author: Dominic Streatfeild

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 9780857893062

Category: History

Page: 300

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In A History of the World Since 9/11 Dominic Streatfeild expertly combines history, biography and investigative journalism to show how a massacre on a clear September day in 2001 has touched the lives of millions of people around the world. In a series of brilliantly interlinked chapters he shows how an Afghani wedding party; and a gas station proprietor in Texas; and a planespotter in Mallorca have been affected, sometimes devastatingly, by the American response to the attacks on the Twin Towers. Streatfeild shows how the sleep of reason and good sense in successive US administrations post-9/11 has brought forth the monsters of extraordinary rendition, Guantanamo Bay, extrajudicial execution and wholesale contravention of international law. This is a work that informs as it entertains and induces outrage as it inspires.

The London Cage

The Secret History of Britain's World War II Interrogation Centre Helen Fry. 5 at the Sound Archive at the Imperial War ... Battle for the Mind: A physiology of conversion and brainwashing, Doubleday, 1957. — The Unquiet Mind, William ...

Author: Helen Fry

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300231229

Category: History

Page: 256

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The first complete account of the fiercely guarded secrets of London’s clandestine interrogation center, operated by the British Secret Service from 1940 to 1948 Behind the locked doors of three mansions in London’s exclusive Kensington Palace Gardens neighborhood, the British Secret Service established a highly secret prison in 1940: the London Cage. Here recalcitrant German prisoners of war were subjected to “special intelligence treatment.” The stakes were high: the war’s outcome could hinge on obtaining information German prisoners were determined to withhold. After the war, high-ranking Nazi war criminals were housed in the Cage, revamped as an important center for investigating German war crimes. This riveting book reveals the full details of operations at the London Cage and subsequent efforts to hide them. Helen Fry’s extraordinary original research uncovers the grim picture of prisoners’ daily lives and of systemic Soviet-style mistreatment. The author also provides sensational evidence to counter official denials concerning the use of “truth drugs” and “enhanced interrogation” techniques. Bringing dark secrets to light, this groundbreaking book at last provides an objective and complete history of the London Cage.

Western Anti Communism and the Interdoc Network

See Gordon Thomas, Journey into Madness: The True Story of Secret CIA Mind Control and Medical Abuse (New York: Bantam, 1989), pp. 239–240; Dominic Streatfield, Brainwash: The Secret History of Mind Control (London: Hodder, 2006).

Author: Giles Scott-Smith

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137284273

Category: History

Page: 388

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Interdoc was established in 1963 by Western intelligence services as a multinational effort to coordinate an anti-communist offensive. Drawing on exclusive sources and the memories of its participants, this book charts Interdoc's campaign, the people and ideas that lay behind it and the rise and fall of this remarkable network during the Cold War.


'Communist Psychological Warfare (Brainwashing): Consultation with Edward Hunter', Committee on Un-American Activities, ... 2005), 219; Dominic Streatfeild, Brainwash: The Secret History of Mind Control (London: Hodder & Stoughton, ...

Author: Julia Lovell

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448156313

Category: History

Page: 624

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‘A landmark work giving a global panorama of Mao's ideology filled with historic events and enlivened by striking characters’ Jonathan Fenby, author of The Penguin History of China Since the 1980s, China seems to have abandoned the utopian turmoil of Mao’s revolution in favour of authoritarian capitalism. But Mao and his ideas remain central to the People’s Republic. With disagreements between China and the West on the rise, the need to understand the political legacy of Mao is urgent and growing. A crucial motor of the Cold War: Maoism shaped the course of the Vietnam War and brought to power the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia; it aided anti-colonial resistance movements in Africa; it inspired terrorism in Germany and Italy, and wars and insurgencies in Peru, India and Nepal, some of which are still with us today. Starting with the birth of Mao’s revolution in northwest China in the 1930s and concluding with its violent afterlives in South Asia and resurgence in the People’s Republic today, Julia Lovell re-evaluates Maoism as both a Chinese and an international force, linking its evolution in China with its global legacy. 'Wonderful' Andrew Marr, New Statesman

Violence Periodization and Definition of the Cultural Revolution

Brainwash: The Secret History of Mind Control. Hodder & Stoughton. Streatfeild, Dominic. 2011. Brainwash: The Secret History of Mind Control. Translated by Zhang Xiaoze. Beijing: China Youth Press.斯垂特菲尔德,多明尼克。2011年。

Author: Joshua Zhang

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004360471

Category: History

Page: 300

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This book relates two incidents in a massive social injustice and attempts to understand the Cultural Revolution within the framework of modern social movement theory: sources of violence, what was it and when did it begin and end?

Military Neuroscience and the Coming Age of Neurowarfare

(2008) Brainwash: The Secret History of Mind Control, New York: Picador. Suckut, S. (2001) Das Wörterbuch der Staatssicherheit. Definitionen zur politischoperativen Arbeit, Berlin: Links Verlag. Sullivan, J.F. (2007) Gatekeeper: Memoirs ...

Author: Armin Krishnan

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317096078

Category: Political Science

Page: 270

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Krishnan describes military applications of neuroscience research and emerging neurotechnology with relevance to the conduct of armed conflict and law enforcement. This work builds upon literature by scholars such as Moreno and Giordano and fills an existing gap, not only in terms of reviewing available and future neurotechnologies and relevant applications, but by discussing how the military pursuit of these technologies fits into the overall strategic context. The first to sketch future neurowarfare by looking at its potentials as well as its inherent limitations, this book’s main theme is how military neuroscience will enhance and possibly transform both classical psychological operations and cyber warfare. Its core argument is that nonlethal strategies and tactics could become central to warfare in the first half of the twenty-first century. This creates both humanitarian opportunities in making war less bloody and burdensome as well as some unprecedented threats and dangers in terms of preserving freedom of thought and will in a coming age where minds can be manipulated with great precision.

Ruling Minds

Alfred W. McCoy, A Question of Torture: CIA Interrogation from the Cold War to the War on Terror (New York: Metropolitan Books, 2006); Dominic Streatfeild, Brainwash: The Secret History of Mind Control (New York: St. Martin's, ...

Author: Erik Linstrum

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674088665

Category: History

Page: 309

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The British Empire used intelligence tests, laboratory studies, and psychoanalysis to measure and manage the minds of subjects in distant cultures. Challenging assumptions about the role of scientific knowledge in the exercise of power, Erik Linstrum shows that psychology did more to reveal the limits of imperial authority than to strengthen it.

Such Men as These

13 Dominic Streatfeild, Brainwash: The Secret History of Mind Control, 22. 14 Toland, In Mortal Combat, 590. 15 Ibid., 584. Three Epilogues 1 Holloway, Aircraft Carriers at War, 129. 2 May, Michener, 114. 3 Toland, In Mortal Combat, ...

Author: David Sears

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780306819049

Category: History

Page: 432

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In 1951, James Michener went to Korea to report on a little known aspect of America's stalemated war: navy aviators. His research inspired novel about these pilots became an overnight bestseller and, perhaps, the most widely read book ever written about aerial combat. Using Michener's notes, author David Sears tracked down the actual pilots to tell their riveting, true-life stories. From the icy, windswept decks of aircraft carriers, they penetrated treacherous mountain terrain to strike heavily defended dams, bridges, and tunnels, where well entrenched Communist anti-aircraft gunners waited to shoot them down. Many of these men became air combat legends, and one, Neil Armstrong, the first astronaut to walk on the moon. Such Men As These brims with action-packed accounts of combat and unforgettable portraits of the pilots whose skill and sacrifice made epic history.


He demonstrates how these works grew out of a context of political and socail events and how they express the anxieties of the time. The Manchurian Candidate.

Author: David Seed

Publisher: Kent State University Press

ISBN: 0873388135

Category: History

Page: 325

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An examination of the literary and cinematic representations of brainwashing during the Cold War era. CIA operative who was a tireless campaigner against communism. it took hold quickly and became a means to articulate fears of totalitarian tendencies in American life. David Seed traces the assimilation of the notion of brainwashing into science fiction, political commentary, and conspiracy narratives of the Cold War era. He demonstrates how these works grew out of a context of political and socail events and how they express the anxieties of the time. The Manchurian Candidate. Seed provides new interpretations of writers such as Orwell and Burroughs within the history of psychological manipulation for political purposes, using declassified and other documents to contextualise the material. he explores the shifting view points of how brainwashing is represented, changing from an external threat to American values to an internal threat against individual American liberties by the U.S. government. will welcome this study.


Examines the history of cocaine from its first medical uses to the worldwide issues it presents today, taking readers into such locations as the isolation cells of America's prisons, crack houses in New York, and the jungles of Bolivia and ...

Author: Dominic Streatfeild

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312422264

Category: History

Page: 536

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Examines the history of cocaine from its first medical uses to the worldwide issues it presents today, taking readers into such locations as the isolation cells of America's prisons, crack houses in New York, and the jungles of Bolivia and Colombia, tracing its manufacture and chronicling the accounts of its cultivators, traffickers, and fighters. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

American Lobotomy

A Rhetorical History Jenell Johnson. “Son Confesses Slaying Father While Hunting. ... “The Potential of 'Brain Pacemakers': Implanted Devices May Alter Treatment of Many Disorders. ... Brainwash: The Secret History of Mind Control.

Author: Jenell Johnson

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472119448

Category: Psychology

Page: 220

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Traces how the meanings of a barbaric surgical procedure emerged, accrued and transformed within medicine and public culture in the U.S.

Studies in Intelligence

Brainwash : The Secret History of Mind Control ( London : Hodder & Stoughton , 2006 ) , 440 pp . , endnotes , index . The term “ brainwashing ” entered the American lexicon in an article by journalist and onetime CIA officer Edward ...



ISBN: WISC:89099559031

Category: Intelligence service


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Encyclopedia of Human Behavior

The Brainwashing/Deprogramming Controversy. New York: Edwin Mellen. Streatfeild D, (2008). Brainwash: The Secret History of Mind Control. New York: Picador. Taylor KE, (2004). Brainwashing: The Science of Thought Control.


Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780080961804

Category: Psychology

Page: 2518

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The Encyclopedia of Human Behavior, Second Edition is an award-winning three-volume reference on human action and reaction, and the thoughts, feelings, and physiological functions behind those actions. Presented alphabetically by title, 300 articles probe both enduring and exciting new topics in physiological psychology, perception, personality, abnormal and clinical psychology, cognition and learning, social psychology, developmental psychology, language, and applied contexts. Written by leading scientists in these disciplines, every article has been peer-reviewed to establish clarity, accuracy, and comprehensiveness. The most comprehensive reference source to provide both depth and breadth to the study of human behavior, the encyclopedia will again be a much-used reference source. This set appeals to public, corporate, university and college libraries, libraries in two-year colleges, and some secondary schools. Carefully crafted, well written, and thoroughly indexed, the encyclopedia helps users—whether they are students just beginning formal study of the broad field or specialists in a branch of psychology—understand the field and how and why humans behave as we do. Named a 2013 Outstanding Academic Title by the American Library Association's Choice publication Concise entries (ten pages on average) provide foundational knowledge of the field Each article features suggested further readings, a list of related websites, a 5-10 word glossary and a definition paragraph, and cross-references to related articles in the encyclopedi Newly expanded editorial board and a host of international contributors from the United States, Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Sweden, and the United Kingdom

Dark Persuasion

A History of Brainwashing from Pavlov to Social Media Joel E. Dimsdale ... The United States and Biological Warfare: Secrets from the Early Cold War and Korea (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1998). 16.

Author: Joel E. Dimsdale

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300262469

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

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A harrowing account of brainwashing’s pervasive role in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries This gripping book traces the evolution of brainwashing from its beginnings in torture and religious conversion into the age of neuroscience and social media. When Pavlov introduced scientific approaches, his research was enthusiastically supported by Lenin and Stalin, setting the stage for major breakthroughs in tools for social, political, and religious control. Tracing these developments through many of the past century’s major conflagrations, Dimsdale narrates how when World War II erupted, governments secretly raced to develop drugs for interrogation. Brainwashing returned to the spotlight during the Cold War in the hands of the North Koreans and Chinese. In response, a huge Manhattan Project of the Mind was established to study memory obliteration, indoctrination during sleep, and hallucinogens. Cults used the techniques as well. Nobel laureates, university academics, intelligence operatives, criminals, and clerics all populate this shattering and dark story—one that hasn’t yet ended.

Evil Media

Tarde famously argued that “the social state, like the hypnotic state, is a dream of control and a dream in action. ... Dominic Streatfield, Brainwashing: The Secret History of Mind Control (London: Hodder, 2006), 23; Philippe Pignarre, ...

Author: Matthew Fuller

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262304405

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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A philosophical manual of media power for the network age. Evil Media develops a philosophy of media power that extends the concept of media beyond its tried and trusted use in the games of meaning, symbolism, and truth. It addresses the gray zones in which media exist as corporate work systems, algorithms and data structures, twenty-first century self-improvement manuals, and pharmaceutical techniques. Evil Media invites the reader to explore and understand the abstract infrastructure of the present day. From search engines to flirting strategies, from the value of institutional stupidity to the malicious minutiae of databases, this book shows how the devil is in the details. The title takes the imperative “Don't be evil” and asks, what would be done any differently in contemporary computational and networked media were that maxim reversed. Media here are about much more and much less than symbols, stories, information, or communication: media do things. They incite and provoke, twist and bend, leak and manage. In a series of provocative stratagems designed to be used, Evil Media sets its reader an ethical challenge: either remain a transparent intermediary in the networks and chains of communicative power or become oneself an active, transformative medium.


This guide aims to explain some of the different types of mind control, how they work and whether or not they can have an application in everyday life.

Author: Francesco Toscano

Publisher: Twentygo Limited

ISBN: 1914157311

Category: Self-Help

Page: 96

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Mind control is an idea that has fascinated people for many years. The media and movies have told stories about groups of people who have been brainwashed or hypnotized into doing things they would never have done otherwise. This guide aims to explain some of the different types of mind control, how they work and whether or not they can have an application in everyday life. Chapter 1 begins by talking about the different types of mind control that are available and will be discussed in more detail throughout the book. These mind control techniques involve brainwashing, hypnosis, manipulation, persuasion and deception. This chapter aims to give a nice introduction to each of these types of mind control in order to prepare the ground for the following chapters. Chapter 2 continues by talking about brainwashing. Topics such as what brainwashing is, the steps that are used during brainwashing, how brainwashing has been used as a defense in court throughout history, and some of the common tactics that can be used during the brainwashing process. Next, Chapter 3 discusses the mind control technique of hypnosis. Other topics that are discussed in this chapter include the applications of hypnosis, such as hypnotherapy, and the different types of hypnosis ranging from traditional hypnosis to video hypnosis and even subliminal hypnosis. Chapter 4 changes the course a bit to describe some of the mind control techniques that may occur in everyday life. Chapter 4 talks about the first of these which is manipulation. This chapter will spend some time discussing what manipulation is and some of the techniques that will be used in manipulation. Chapter 5 will spend some time discussing the technique of mind control of persuasion. It will go deeper into what persuasion is, including the different elements of persuasion along with the methods used to persuade the subject and the different techniques of persuasion. Chapter 6 is the last chapter of this guide and will take a look at the technique of mind control of deception.

The Walls Have Ears

... Naval Intelligence Division at the Admiralty. WO 165/41, July 1944. Hoare, Camp 020. FO 1060/11. See Ian Cobain, Cruel Britannia: A Secret History of Torture, and Dominic Streatfeild, Brainwash: The Secret History of Mind Control.

Author: Helen Fry

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300249019

Category: History

Page: 320

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A history of the elaborate and brilliantly sustained World War II intelligence operation by which Hitler’s generals were tricked into giving away vital Nazi secretsAt the outbreak of World War II, MI6 spymaster Thomas Kendrick arrived at the Tower of London to set up a top secret operation: German prisoners’ cells were to be bugged and listeners installed behind the walls to record and transcribe their private conversations. This mission proved so effective that it would go on to be set up at three further sites—and provide the Allies with crucial insight into new technology being developed by the Nazis.In this astonishing history, Helen Fry uncovers the inner workings of the bugging operation. On arrival at stately-homes-turned-prisons like Trent Park, high-ranking German generals and commanders were given a "phony" interrogation, then treated as "guests," wined and dined at exclusive clubs, and encouraged to talk. And so it was that the Allies got access to some of Hitler’s most closely guarded secrets—and from those most entrusted to protect them.