Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Docs Detail CIA’s Cold War Hypnosis Push

It was an innocent time, the mid-1950s. America wasn’t yet cynical about its geopolitical games in the Cold War. Case in point: In order to maintain its spying edge over the Russkies, the CIA considered the benefits of hypnosis.

Two memos from 1954 and 1955 dredged up by Cryptome show the CIA thinking through post-hypnotic suggestion in extensive, credulous detail.
By Spencer Ackerman /Danger Room
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