Saturday, December 24, 2005

I have been reading a book that will come out early next year, titled A Question of Torture: CIA Interrogation From the Cold War to the War on Terror by Univ of Wisconsin historian, Alfred McCoy. (The book will be published by Henry Hold). This passage is from the book: "...the CIA would spend several billion dollars over the next decade to probe two key aspects of human consciousness--the mechanisms of mass persuasion and the effects of of coercion on individual consciousness. This complex, at times chaotic, mind-control project, had two goals: improved pscyhological warfare to influence whole societies and better interrogation techniques for targeted individuals."