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Thought Reform and the Psychology of Totalism Quotes by Robert Jay Lifton
Thought Reform and the Psychology of Totalism: A Study of 'brainwashing' in China
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I feel it is of vital importance for everyone but especially those concerned about Chinese authoritarianism to understand the Lifton model. This was the environment in which Chinese thought reform was practiced, as Lifton came to know of it from the Korean War and afterward. The phenomenology I used when writing about ideological totalism in the past still seems useful to me, even though I wrote that book in This can never be fully achieved, but it can go rather far. Clearly, this kind of process creates conflicts in respect to individual autonomy: if sought or realized in such an environment, autonomy becomes a threat to milieu control. Milieu control within cults tends to be maintained and expressed in several ways: group process, isolation from other people, psychological pressure, geographical distance or unavailability of transportation, and sometimes physical pressure. There is often a sequence of events, such as seminars, lectures, and group encounters, which becomes increasingly intense and increasingly isolated, making it extremely difficult—both physically and psychologically—for one to leave.
Lifton's research for the book began in with a series of interviews with American servicemen who had been held captive during the Korean War. In addition to interviews with 25 Americans, Lifton also interviewed 15 Chinese who had fled their homeland after having been subjected to indoctrination in Chinese universities.
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