menticide


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menticide

(ˈmɛntɪˌsaɪd)
n
the destruction or undermining of a person's mental independence in order to alter his or her beliefs

menticide

the process of systematically altering beliefs and attitudes, especially through the use of drugs, torture, or psychological stress techniques; brainwashing.
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Driving this anxiety was a raft of best-selling books that exposed mass audiences to the manipulations of Madison Avenue admen--books like Vance Packard's The Hidden Persuaders (1957) and Joost Meerloo's The Rape of the Mind: The Psychology of Thought Control, Menticide, and Brainwashing (1956).
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Menticide is the most sophisticated phase of the war strategy of the white supremacists against the black race.
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