Just before the publication of DMSMH, the US Navy's Office of Naval Research approached me and made a threatening offer that I must go to work for them or be recalled to active duty. The project was to make people more suggestible. I was able to resign before they could complete the threat. I had no ambition to make people more suggestible.
An attempt was made on my life, I narrowly escaped kidnaping, and I was loudly berated for misdeeds I had never committed. I was a well-liked writer on Monday and on Tuesday, I was a horrible beast. Seldom has there been such a heavy change in a man's life.
For years, the most unusual and imaginary charges were hurled at me. Reporters never came near me. They just wrote about me. It was hardly an atmosphere in which to continue research but, at great stress and out of responsibility to a public who supported me, I did so.
Slightly less than 19 years after the first book, I found the what and why of the attacks - Research Funds. In 1948, the psychologist and psychiatrist groups organized a research fund activity through international organizations.
Governments contributed unbelievable sums to them with incredibly small, and even illegal or dishonest, results of human experimentation. My work, I do not know how, was considered a threat to such fund appropriation.
Unlike scientists, the psychologist and psychiatrist know nothing of the scientific method, little or no mathematics, and share none of the discipline which holds scientists together. They are trained in authoritarian subjects and their approach is entirely authoritarian.
For nineteen years, this multi-million-dollar river over the world has been used to attack any independent researcher and to forward the most mad plans for political control I have ever perused.
The data was very hardly won. Whole governments have crushed down on me to halt it. I do not exaggerate. It has been a lonely road. (A Paper on the Difficulties of Researching in the Humanities)