Here find information and resources about modern “psychological propaganda” used against heritage America since at least WWII. While the U.S. government was professionally adept at the practice e.g., Edward Bernays, the Soviet Union is the undisputed master.
The salient bibliography is extensive and will be updated regularly here on this page. As time permits each work will be treated to its own blog entry.
Rape of the Mind 1956, A.M. Meerloo M.D.
The Rape of the Mind explores the Psychology of Thought Control, Menticide, and Brainwashing. Published in 1956 and written by Joost A. M. Meerloo, M.D., Instructor in Psychiatry, Columbia University Lecturer in Social Psychology, New School for Social Research, Former Chief, Psychological Department, Netherlands Forces.
Excerpt from, Taking Sides American History Volume 1: the Colonial Period to Reconstruction, 2004, James Sorelle ed, McGraw-Hill
ISSUE 3. Was Colonial Culture Uniquely American?
YES: Gary B. Nash, from Jack Greene and J.R. Pole, eds., Colonial British America: Essays in the New History of the Early Modern Era (The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1984) Gary Nash argues that colonial American culture emerged from a convergence of three broad cultural traditionsEuropean, Native American, and Africanwhich produced a unique tri-racial society in the Americas.
NO: David Hackett Fischer, from Albions Seed: Four British Folkways in America (Oxford University Press, 1989) David Hackett Fischer contends that the cultural traditions of colonial America and the United States were derived from English folkways transported by migrants from four different regions in the British Isles.
Leon Festinger, Scientific American, October 1962
Johnathan Gutman, Journal of Marketing, Spring 1982
Wolfgang Bilsky, Shalom H. Schwartz, European Jounral of Personality Vol 8, 1994
V.I. Lenin, Iskra No. 4, 1901 / 1902,
Hearing before the Committee on Un-American Activities, House of Representatives, Eighty-Sixth Congress, Second Session, February 25, 1060 Government Printing Office
Hearing features testimony related to a USAFR training manual that taught specific entities as Communistic. The training manual was withdrawn from circulation and destroyed. No copies are available to the public.
Witnesses called before the Committee include “hard core” self-avowed Communists. They testified the extent and nature of deliberate infiltration and subversion of American institutions, notably churches and seminaries.