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The Search for the Manchurian Candidate: The CIA a&hellip by John Marks
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This is 1992 edition of the book which was first published in 1979. The book is mostly based on the historical evidence, which the author managed to wrangle out from the CIA under the Freedom of Information Act. While a highly factual account of attempts to exploit mind changing substances and techniques, it is also written in an entertaining style (in fact, it starts with a vivid account of discovery of psychotropic effects of LSD in Nazi Germany). Details of horrid Nazi experiments on Russian, Jewish and Gypsy prisoners are given. CIA’s own mind control experimentation is reviewed. While the known research has hardly yielded a “Manchurian Candidate”, a zombi assassin,… Read more