Lifton has written a book with the rare virtue of being at once a rich source of information vital to international relations, and an interesting exploration of several aspects of ideology and identity.--Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease
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Still the formative work on thought reform. This should be required reading for every freshman college student and every conscientious citizen of the world. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
I Used Lifton's book and his concept of Totalism to write my Master's thesis. I highly recommend if you are interested in "cult" mindset, group think, or brainwashing.Published 21 months ago by Anastasia E
Lifton relates his fine research of mostly Westerners caught up in Maoist China's thought reform camps of the late 1940s and early 1950s. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Renée
Growing up one of Jehovah's Witnesses, some of what Lifton describes in this book I have definitely seen and it really rang true for me. Read morePublished on December 24, 2013 by Amazon Customer
There is no higher praise I can offer Robert Jay Lifton than this: his 50 year old book which deconstructs the mechanisms of Chinese Communist "re-education" efforts remains, to... Read morePublished on August 3, 2013 by Gregory J. Jemsek, author
This book is filled with scary truth about totalism. It was heart
wrenching to read, and I wish more people were reading it.
Lifton helps us to see how Mind control is being use even in our day. If you look at how even at the highest levels of Government we are being manipulated with Mind control you... Read morePublished on February 16, 2013 by Tomcat
Many who have written reviews here obviously are in a defensive stance in regard to some personal feelings about new religions. Read morePublished on September 24, 2011 by gary32