[Editor's note: the source of this quote is of dubious origin. By all accounts it appears that the book from which this quote is taken was most likely written by L. Ron Hubbard in 1955 as propaganda for Dianetics. Here's a link to Brainwashing - A Synthesis of the Russian Textbook on Psycho-politics which is the Dianetics version published in 1955. A link to that research is found below in the Source section.]
Beria, speaking to this group who would be returning to ply their treachery in the U.S., says:
"A psycho-politician must work hard to produce the maximum chaos in the fields of 'mental healing.' You must work until every teacher of psychology unknowingly or knowingly teaches only Communist doctrine under the guise of 'psychology.' You must labor until every doctor and psychiatrist is either a psycho-politician or an unwitting assistant to our aims. You must labor until we have dominion of the minds and bodies of every important person in your nation (America). You must work until suicide arising from mental imbalance is common and calls forth no general investigation or remark... You must dominate as respected men the fields of psychiatry and psychology. You must dominate the hospitals and universities... You can come and take your instructions as worshippers of Freud...
Psycho-politics is a solemn charge. With it you can erase our enemies as insects. You (psychologists) can change their (leaders) loyalties by psychopolitics. Given a short time with a psycho-politician you can alter forever the loyalty of a soldier in our hands or a statesman or a leader in his own country, or you can destroy his mind.
Use the courts, use the judges, use the Constitution of the country, use its medical societies and its laws to further our ends... By psycho-politics create chaos. Leave a nation leaderless. Kill our enemies. And bring to Earth, through Communism, the greatest peace man has ever known. Thank you."
address to a group of American/Marxist Psychology students at the Lenin University on the use of psychiatry as a means of social control.,
as described in the book
"THE SOVIET ART OF BRAINWASHING - A Synthesis of the Russian Textbook on Psycho-politics", written by Kenneth Goff - HOWEVER;
This book was most likely written by L. Ron Hubbard in 1955