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Sidney Gottlieb and the CIA Search for Mind Control

by Stephen Kinzer The visionary chemist Sidney Gottlieb was the CIA’s master magician and gentlehearted torturer—the agency’s “poisoner in chief.” As head of the MK-ULTRA mind control project, he directed brutal experiments at secret prisons on three continents. He made

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America’s Interventionist Course

by Stephen Kinzer Every member of Congress understood that history was about to be made. President McKinley had decided that the United States should push its power into the Pacific Ocean and that, as a first step, it must seize the

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The Dulles Brothers and the Airport Bust

Stephen Kinzer John Dulles Portrait

by Stephen Kinzer Who cares what is written in a book about dead people? Biographers may be pardoned for asking us that question; however, I came to find that my own research into the lives of the Dulles brothers has had

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Posted in Contemporary History

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