FROM THE FILES OF THE FBI #134
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February 3, 1956
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Department of Justice
Pennsylvania Avenue at 9th NW
Recently we received in the mail a copy of the pamphlet entitled
_Brain-Washing: A Synthesis of the Russian Textbook on Psychopolitics._
This was sent to us by an organization entitled The Hubbard Dianetic
Research Foundation, Box 242, Silver Spring, Md.
According to a letter received from the same organization, a copy of the
pamphlet had been sent to the FBI, and this resulted in an urgent
"governmental request" that all copies of the pamphlet be recalled. A
subsequent letter stated that "authorization" had now been received to
release the book to "trusted members" for "research purposes."
This Church has no connection with the above-named foundation or with the
subject known as "Dianetics", nor have we had any prior knowledge of this
publication. We note that among its contents are various references to
Christian Science, but we have no means of evaluating the contents of the
book beyond judging it as any well-informed, intelligent citizen might do.
We never heard of the "editor, Charles Stickley.
It occurs to us that, since the name of your organization has been invoked
by the Hubbard Dianetic Research Foundation, you might wish to have the
above information. If you can do so with propriety, we should be glad to
receive any information from you that would throw light on the
authenticity or lack of authenticity of this alleged document. This would
be especially helpful inasmuch as it is possible that we may have future
inquiries about it, in view of the references to Christian Science it
Very truly yours,
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