Brainwashing - the book

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Brainwashing - the book
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Topic Semi-Scientology books
Type of Article Category:History of Scientology

This book, sold by Scientology in the 1950s, is described on the front page as "A Synthesis of the Russian Textbook on Psychopolitics". The front page page also states "PSYCHOPOLITICS – the art and science of asserting and maintaining dominion over the thoughts and loyalties of individuals, officers, bureaus, and masses, and the effecting of the conquest of enemy nations through 'mental healing.' " Some Scientologists at the time believed it was written by Ron Hubbard.
The copy we have here has at the end: "Published as a public service by the Church of Scientology" and the address of the American Saint Hill Organisation in Los Angeles.

Under references below you have a scanned in copy of the book, with the chapter titles as follows:

An Address by Beria
The History Definition of Psychopolitics
The Constitution of Man As a Political Organism
Man Is an Economic Organism
State Goals for the Individual and Masses
An Examination of Loyalties
The General Subject of Obedience
Anatomy of Stimulus-Response Mechanisms of Man
Degradation, Shock and Endurance
The Organisation Mental Health Campaigns
Conduct under Fire
The Use of Psychopolitics in Spreading Communism
Violent Remedies
Recruiting of Psychopolitics Dupes
The Smashing of Religious Groups
Proposals Which Must Be Avoided
In Summary

There is no publisher or publication date to the book and no author, although there is an editorial note which is signed by Charles Stickley, New York, 1955

Editorial note to Brain-Washing.

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