April 4, 2006
April 4, 2006
A humorous and cautionary account of the U.S. military's use of psychic tactics in the War on Terror and other political agendas discusses the methods employed by the First Earth Battalion, questioning its soldiers' abilities to perform such feats as invisibility, walking through walls, and killing goats with their minds.
In the late 1970s, the United States Army secretly recruited a cache of innovative geniuses to accelerate their top-secret experiments in telekinesis, invisibility, and lethal psychic mind rays. While you might expect to hear these words during the trailer to the next blockbuster film from Marvel comics, this is actually the peculiar truth as documented by Jon Ronson in his endlessly entertaining book, THE MEN WHO STARE AT GOATS. Ronson analyzes the history and significance of the U.S. military's dalliance in paranormal activities, which continue to play a prominent role in the 21st century's "War on Terror." From an army major who played a major role in the infamous Hale-Bopp suicide to the use of the Barney theme song as psychological torture to a group of men who strenuously attempt to kill cute furry creatures using only the power of their mind, Ronson reveals a slice of military history which is far too bizarre to be fiction.
- Genre: Political Science, History
- Subgenre: Political Freedom + Security / Intelligence, Military / Strategy
- Edition: Reprint
- Language: English
- Author: Jon Ronson
- Online Item #: 11461519
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-03-3522
- ISBN: 9780743270601
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported