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John D. Marks is the founder and President of Search for Common Ground, a non-profit organization based in Washington, DC that focuses on international conflict management programming. He is also a former officer of the United States Department of State who co-authored the 1974 controversial non-fiction political book The CIA and the Cult of Intelligence with Victor Marchetti.

Marks worked for five years with the State Department as an analyst and staff assistant to the Director of the Bureau of Intelligence and Research. After leaving the State Department he worked with Marchetti on a book about the need to reform the Central Intelligence Agency. The CIA and the Cult of Intelligence was completed in 1973. CIA officials read the manuscript and told Marchetti and Marks that they had to remove 399 passages, nearly a fifth of the book. After long negotiations the CIA yielded on 171 items. That left 168 censored passages. The publisher, Alfred A. Knopf, decided to go ahead and publish the book with blanks for those passages, and with the sections that the CIA had originally cut but then restored printed in boldface. The publication of Marchetti's censored book raised concerns about the way the CIA was censoring information. It led to investigative reports by Seymour Hersh in The New York Times and the decision by Frank Church to establish the United States Senate Select Committee to Study Governmental Operations with Respect to Intelligence Activities in 1975. The report, Foreign and Military Intelligence, was published in 1976.

His 1979 book, The Search for the Manchurian Candidate describes a wide range of CIA activities during the Cold War including unethical drug experiments in the context of a mind-control and chemical interrogation research program. The book is based on many interviews including those with retired members of the psychological division of the CIA, and the book describes some of the work of psychologists in this effort with a whole chapter on the Personality Assessment System.

Marks later became a fellow of the Harvard Institute of Politics and an associate of the Harvard Negotiation Project. In 1982, Mr. Marks established the Nuclear Network in Washington, DC, which later was renamed as Search for Common Ground.

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Total Books: 7
The Search for the Manchurian Candidate The CIA and Mind Control
1991 - The Search for the Manchurian Candidate the Cia and Mind Control (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780393307948
ISBN-10: 0393307948
Genre: Nonfiction
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CIAand the Cult of Intelligence
1976 - Ciaand the Cult of Intelligence [Coronet Books] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780340208236
ISBN-10: 0340208236
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The CIA and the Cult of Intelligence
1974 - The Cia and the Cult of Intelligence (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780394482392
ISBN-10: 0394482395
Genre: Nonfiction
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The search for the Manchurian candidate The CIA and mind control
The CIA and the Cult of Intelligence
The Cia and the Cult of Intelligence (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780440046981
ISBN-10: 044004698X
Genre: Nonfiction
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The search for the Manchurian candidate The CIA and mind control