Crazy Rulers of the World

Crazy Rulers of the World is a series that investigates what happens when chiefs of the United States intelligence agencies and the army began believing in very strange things. With first-hand access to the leading characters in the story, filmmaker Jon Ronson examines the extraordinary and bizarre national secrets at the core of the war on terror.


Uncovers the army and intelligence services involvement with paranormal activities such as ‘mind reading,’ out of body experiences and ‘thought-death’ experiments carried out on goats at Fort Bragg.

How New Age spirituality and the movement of the 1980s influenced interrogation and torture at Guantánamo Bay and in Iraq.

Final programme looks into the military’s involvement with “remote viewing” and “mind control” experiments, the history of such going back to secret programs CIA, such as MKULTRA.