Ezra Pound: Poet: Volume III: The Tragic Years 1939–1972, by A. David Moody @ NYJB

“Ezra Pound: Poet: Volume III: The Tragic Years 1939–1972,” by A. David Moody chronicles Pound’s life from his Italian residency prior to the outbreak of World War II to his death. Continue reading Ezra Pound: Poet: Volume III: The Tragic Years 1939–1972, by A. David Moody @ NYJB

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Good Book on the Cold War Brainwashing Scare

I have recently been watching a lot of old cold war films, in which many of the plots revolve around the phenomenon of brainwashing. Films such as The Manchurian Candidate, Michael Caine’s early film, The Ipcress File, and The Mind Benders starring Dirk Benders are classic spy/science fiction films with brainwashing as a new form of scientific weapon which is central to the plot. After a brief bit of research, I found out several governments during the Cold War were interested in establishing their own brainwashing research and development programmes. Despite all the scientific work which was going on at the time, scientists have yet to … Continue reading Good Book on the Cold War Brainwashing Scare

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