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Joost Meerloo

The Rape of the Mind: The Psychology of Thought Control, Menticide, and Brainwashing (1961)

The Rape of the Mind: The Psychology of Thought Control, Menticide, and Brainwashing (1961) by Joost Meerloo

The Rape of the Mind explores the Psychology of Thought Control, Menticide, and Brainwashing. Published in 1956 and written by Joost A. M. Meerloo, M.D., Instructor in Psychiatry, Columbia University Lecturer in Social Psychology, New Sch...

Serge Chakotin

The Rape of the Masses (1940)

The Rape of the Masses (1940) by Serge Chakotin

First published in French in 1939, and later in English in 1940, this work by the author, analyses and strongly critiques the effect of Nazi propaganda on the psychology of the masses. By bringing together the political and the psychological, the author refers to the use of propaganda in order to s...

Edward Hunter

Brain-Washing in Red China (1951)

Brain-Washing in Red China (1951) by Edward Hunter


THERE WAS A TIME WHEN I COULD IDENTIFY EVERYONE I interviewed by his true name. Nowadays if I were to do so I should leave a trail of death behind me. These persons, their relatives and friends, would die.

I look forward to the day when I shall once more be able to use true names in...

James Oppenhiem

A Psycho-Analysis of The Jews (1926)

A Psycho-Analysis of The Jews (1926) by James Oppenhiem

From the Introduction

To take a race and lay it open with the dissecting knife of psycho-analysis, so that one ‐ may see the inside of it, is certainly an impossible task; yet anyone who has read Little Blue Book No. 985, A Psycho-Analysis of America, may know that a nation, and even a ra...

Gene Sharp

There Are Realistic Alternatives (2003)

There Are Realstic Alternatives (2003) by Gene Sharp

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