This late-90s article by future WhoWhatWhy founder Russ Baker, on how a CIA experiment ruined a man’s life, was commissioned by The New York Times Magazine — which then declined to run it. Not published in the United States at the time, it ran in major publications around the world, and, later, on WhoWhatWhy. It is still explosive, and we thought it worth republishing.
In the 1950s and 60s, at the height of the Cold War, the CIA cornered the market on the world’s LSD supply. In this podcast, get a firsthand account from a man who was there.
Should the media line up behind a Fox News reporter facing jail time for her refusal to name sources? Of course. But they might also look into where reporters get those “scoops”—and how they shape public perceptions. Particularly in the cases of these “lone nut” shooters that have become increasingly common, leaks from law enforcement should not be taken at face value.
Will a judge grant Sirhan Sirhan a new trial? If he does, boy oh boy, are we in for some eye openers.
When the promising young American artist Stanley Glickman reluctantly accepted a drink from some pushy Americans who chatted him up in a café in Paris, he had no idea his beverage would send him into permanent Alice in Wonderland. A little-known story about MKULTRA, US government LSD experiments on American citizens, and one such citizen.