Education, The Tavistock Institute and ‘America’s Best Kept Secret’


In updating a monograph on The Manchester Method recently, I came across an historic document written about the Tavistock Institute. Its rhetoric about this evil threat to America, and to all its most cherished values, persists in articles written today.

The post is easy to find. It still hits the first page of Google under the title America’s best-kept secret.  Although published originally in 2001, the contents have a remarkable knack of re-emerging, sometimes as if newly minted, to the present day, a point I will return to.

The post is prefaced by a complex editorial statement which attempts to trace the lineage of the article:

Preface to America’s Best Kept Secret

This forwarded article was received from Byron Weeks; who in our opinion really has a good firm handle on exactly against the peoples of the world by elements of the global shadow government.

Weeks has sent us this compelling look at a globally-active British institute which has had its hands in just about every social and political/governmental movement of note throughout much of the world for the past 50 years.

For example, ever wonder who and what is “behind”, let’s say, the CIA? Well, they don’t swear allegiance to America, that’s for certain. Try the British royal family.

This report is the real stuff–solidly researched and meticulously documented; so for lots more truly concept-bending data, read on.

The Article

I have extracted aspects of the article. This will obviously be selective, although LWD subscribers are invited to examine the entire article.

Its introduction is consistent with historical accounts of the Tavistock Institute and lacks to venom and assertions of the remainder of the post.  It seems to have been borrowed without acknowledgement from an authenticated earlier document, possibly from within the Tavistock Institute:

Formed in 1947, the Tavistock Institute is an independent not-for-profit organization which seeks to combine research in the social sciences with professional practice. Problems of institution-building and organizational design and change are being tackled in all sectors – government, industry and commerce, health and welfare, education, etc. – nationally and internationally, and clients range from multinationals to small community groups. A growth area has been the use of a developmental approach to evaluation of new and experimental programs, particularly in health, education and community development. This has also produced new training events alongside the regular program of group relations conferences. The Institute owns and edits the monthly journal Human Relations (published by Plenum Press) which is now in its 48th year, and has recently launched (in conjunction with Sage Publications) a new journal Evaluation.

This is a reasonable historic account of the origins of the Tavistock Institute. Versions appear with similar content, to the present day, in what appears to be some of the numerous sites dedicated to preserving America from destruction by assorted conspiracies. One was published a few months ago, [April 2016] now dealing with the dire threats to America from the same old same old, but now updated for the Trump era.

The accuracy of the first paragraph quickly deteriorates into the narrative of conspiracy.

Tavistock Institute is headquartered in London. Its prophet, Sigmond Freud, settled in Maresfield Gardens when he moved to England. He was given a mansion by Princess Bonaparte. Tavistock’s pioneer work in behavioral science along Freudian lines of “controlling” humans established it as the world center of foundation ideology. Its network now extends from the University of Sussex to the U.S. through the Stanford Research Institute, Esalen, MIT, Hudson Institute, Heritage Foundation, Center of Strategic and International Studies at Georgetown, where State Dept. personal are trained, US Air Force Intelligence, and the Rand and Mitre corporations. The personnel of the corporations are required to undergo indoctrination at one or more of these Tavistock controlled institutions. A network of secret groups, the Mont Pelerin Society, Trilateral Commission, Ditchley Foundation, and the Club of Rome is conduit for instructions to the Tavistock network.

Tavistock Institute developed the mass brain-washing techniques which were first used experimentally on American prisoners of war in Korea. Its experiments in crowd control methods have been widely used on the American public, a surreptitious but nevertheless outrageous assault on human freedom by modifying individual behavior through topical psychology. A German refugee, Kurt Lewin, became director of Tavistock in 1932. He came to the U.S. in 1933 as a “refugee”, the first of many infiltrators, and set up the Harvard Psychology Clinic, which originated the propaganda campaign to turn the American public against Germany and involve us in World War II.

Replication of fear and hate

Fast forward. The beliefs and fears expressed in 2001 are being replicated (often as ‘news’) to this day.

I leave it to LWD subscribers to decide whether similar processes are at play in political campaigns which have been playing out recently.


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