The bestselling author of All the Shah’s Men and The Brothers tells the astonishing story of the man who oversaw the CIA’s secret drug and mind-control experiments of the 1950s and ’60s.
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 pills, powders, and potions that could kill or maim without a trace―including some intended for Fidel Castro and other foreign leaders. He paid prostitutes to lure clients to CIA-run bordellos, where they were secretly dosed with mind-altering drugs.
The fall election could be a turning point in American foreign policy.
Stephen Kinzer, award winning veteran NYT war correspondent, historian and best selling author excoriates the US government’s persecution of journalist Julian Assange and laments the MSM abandoning of the Wikileaks founder and editor. He warns that if Assange is extradited and convicted it will have irreversible and treacherous consequences for the right of free speech […]
Using unidentified paramilitary squads to maintain order is deeply anti-democratic.
Punishing Germany, Mexico, and other allies is bad policy.
How Lorenzo Baker’s United Fruit Co. became ‘the octopus’