Brainwashing: From the Korean War to cults to today
The term “brainwashing” has been used throughout history by scientists, politicians, and journalists, as well as in movies and literature.
This hour: a look at the history and science of brainwashing.
- Joel Dimsdale: Distinguished professor emeritus in the department of psychiatry at University of California San Diego and the author of Dark Persuasion: A History of Brainwashing from Pavlov to Social Media
- Timothy Melley: Professor of English at Miami University
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Colin McEnroe, Cat Pastor, and Dylan Reyes contributed to this show.