What would it take to turn you into a suicide
How would you interrogate a member of Al
With access to formerly classified documentation and interviews
from the CIA, the U.S. Army, MI5, MI6, and the British Intelligence
Corps, acclaimed journalist Dominic Streatfeild traces the history
of the world's most secret psychological procedure.
From the cold war to the height of today's war on terror, groups as
dissimilar as armies, religious cults, and advertising agencies
have been accused of brainwashing. But what does this mean?
Is it possible to erase memories or to implant them artificially?
Do heavy-metal records contain subliminal messages? Do religious
cults brainwash recruits? What were the CIA and MI6 doing with LSD
in the 1950s? How far have the world's militaries really
From the author of the definitive history of cocaine,
Brainwash is required reading in an era of
cutting-edge and often controversial interrogation practices. More
than just an examination of the techniques used by the CIA, the
KGB, and the Taliban, it is also a gripping, full
history of the heated efforts to master the elusive, secret
techniques of mind control.