Brainwashing

Let’s Make Some Memories, Part 2

Advances in the understanding of memory have come on in leaps and bounds since Eric Kandel first isolated the physiology of memory back in the last century. Psychologists used to say that 'memory is not [...]

Let’s Make Some Memories, Part 1

Witch-hunting did not end in Salem, Massachusetts, in the 17th century: it came back to haunt us 300 years later, in the 1980s, with serious allegations of Satanic ritual abuse throughout the English-speaking world. In [...]

Defense of the Abuser

It's just another quiet summer afternoon in this small lakeside community, or it would be if it weren't for the young couple fighting in City Hall Park. The boy, scrawny and malnourished, wears a battered [...]

Maoist Cult Leader Jailed

Maoist cult leader Aravindan Balakrishnan has been jailed in the UK for 23 years, after he kept his daughter captive for three decades and committed a string of brutal sexual assaults. In 1974, Balakrishnan was [...]

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