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Operation Mind Control Mass Market Paperback – January, 1978

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  • Mass Market Paperback: 317 pages
  • Publisher: Dell Publishing (January 1978)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0440167558
  • ISBN-13: 978-0440167556
  • Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 4.2 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #926,081 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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33 of 33 people found the following review helpful By J. Moore on December 23, 2005
Format: Mass Market Paperback
As one of the researchers mentioned in Operation Mind Control (Jim Moore - pp 262-264, orig. edition), I followed this book and its author with great interest. The book disappeared because, according to what I learned, the CIA did not want the public to know the extent and details of its mind control programs. I believe even Walter Bowart himself once described how the entire warehouse supply was bought up by the CIA. The book also began vanishing from libraries across the nation, and virtually every copy available in bookstores was suddenly bought up and disappeared into a black hole. Very few copies survived this draconian purge. Those that remain are quire rare and expensive and should be must-reading for all Americans concerned about the future of our country and how our thought processes are manipulated by the political-intelligence "experts". especially in the wake of what is being revealed about 9-11, Iraq and the NSA spying.

At one point, even photocopies were going for as much as $75-100. The book itself (1st edition) has sold for as high as $250. There was a second printing (with a different cover) that also quickly disappeared; whether it was an authorized printing or not, I don't know.

Walter Bowart reportedly wrote a follow-up, but suddenly stopped and virtually vanished. The rumor mill has it that he was threatened with "termination with extreme prejudice" - a phrase for assassination that is now outdated.

To my knowledge, he is still alive but living his life in a very low profile. From my own experiences over the years, I can't say I blame him.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By New Age of Barbarism on October 14, 2008
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I know of no safe depository of the ultimate powers of society, but the people themselves, and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education. - Thomas Jefferson.

_Operation Mind Control: The CIA's Plot Against America_, published in 1978, by Walter Bowart is a highly disturbing account of the use of mind control technology by a secret government (the cryptocracy) against the American people to further their own aims. Walter Bowart (1939 - 2007) was a journalist and a prominent figure in the counter-cultural movement that grew during the 1960s. He was influential in promoting mind freedom through his Freedom of Thought Foundation. Previous reviewers have alleged that when this book came out it was first suppressed by the CIA because they did not want their dabblings in mind control to be made available to the public. Perhaps this explains why the book is so rare today and remains an underground classic. This book makes reference to such other individuals as L. Fletcher Prouty, John Marks, and Alan Sheflin who also investigated the role of mind control technologies and their use by the CIA. The book includes an Foreword by Richard Condon author of the mind control classic novel _The Manchurian Candidate_ in which he explains the rise of America's secret police and their use of mind control against the American people. The book includes vast details outlining various schemes for mind control including the use of hypnosis and drugs (especially the hallucinogenic drug LSD-25) by the CIA and the use of behavior modification and the creation of mind control assassins.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By anarchteacher on April 18, 2008
Format: Mass Market Paperback
The author of Operation Mind Control, Walter H. Bowart, died on December 18, 2007, according to his obituary in The New York Times and the reference page at Wikipedia.

In 1978, while living in New Hampshire, I had the opportunity of hearing a local radio interview with Bowart concerning his book. I immediately went out and purchased a copy at the cover price of one dollar and ninety-five cents.

Government censorship of the book has created a scarcity of available copies and has skyrocketed the market selling price.

Everything the other reviewers at Amazon have alluded to regarding its supression by the government is true, for Operation Mind Control is indeed a mind blower. The State could not permit anyone to disclose such damaging information.

The secrets revealed in this book openly describe a clandestine government at war with its own people, covert forces which Bowart describes as "the cryptocracy."

This is precisely the kind of dangerous information that governments fear.

Operation Mind Control is not conspiracy theory.

It is documented fact.

Governments live by lies, by bamboozling and hiding the truth from their subjects.

Accordingly, the primary task of opponents of modern tyranny, as libertarian Murray N. Rothbard pointed out, is an educational one: to awaken the public to this manipulation and propaganda, by demystifying and desanctifying the state apparatus upon which such lies are built upon.

Walter Bowart heroically accomplished this feat.

Operation Mind Control spoke truth to power as few books published in the past thirty years have done.

That is why the government tried to destroy it.
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