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A Clockwork Orange inspired by CIA work
A former spy claims that Anthony Burgess' most famous novel,
A Clockwork Orange
was inspired by his work with the CIA
; the "Ludovico technique", and the use of images to trigger emotional responses for Skinnerian conditioning, was based on top-secret trials of a mind-control technique, and the Russian-based slang used by Alex and his droogs comes from Burgess' dealing with secret agents. Apparently the location of Fort Bliss, a US military base used in mind-control research, is encoded fnord in writing on Alex's bedroom wall.
(via Unknown News)
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