on 18 October 2011
a fantastic book that focuses primarly on the methods used on American POW in Korea, the methods of indoctrination and the various strategies used to bring the POW's to breaking point.
The book is well referenced and will initiate other avenues of research but it is in no way shallow in its references and provides sufficent information for the reader to understand how it is relevant.
Recommended as an interesting starting point to further research as it contains all the relevant references to start an broad journey into this interesting subject.
Before you ask....
(in a monotone voice) "I was not brainwashed into leaving this review and the author is in no way responsible"
on 1 February 2015
I was struck by the way this work addresses not only organisational or institional indoctrination and manipulation, but also how individuals can accidentally (and deliberately) do such to each other on a much smaller scale.
Its inclusion of how to survive or repel overt attempts of 'brain-washing' is helpful. Pointing out that we're all indoctrinated in some way and that this can have a positive side, was also notable.