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The Search for the "Manchurian Candidate": The CIA and Mind Control: The Secret History of the Behavioral Sciences

Marks, John

1978, January 1

manchurian candidate

A ‘Manchurian Candidate’ is an unwitting assassin brainwashed and programmed to kill. In this book, former State Department officer John Marks tells the explosive story of the CIA’s highly secret program of experiments in mind control. His curiosity first aroused by information on a puzzling suicide. Marks worked from thousands of pages of newly released documents as well as interviews and behavioral science studies, producing a book that ‘accomplished what two Senate committees could not’ (Senator Edward Kennedy).

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The 1991 edition of the book can be purchased online:


A digital version of the 1978 edition is available online:

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PDF version available below.


The Manchurian Candidate: Fact or Fiction? Did CIA Create Mind Controlled Assassins?

Source link to this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zy4FlSD14ig

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