I’m sure you’re familiar with The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie as the account of a charismatic teacher and people going off to sort of fight in the Spanish Civil War because of her charisma. And it seems to me in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie they have a doctrine to peddle, they have an idea what the finished product ought to be. The interesting thing about Gaudino, although he may have been charismatic and as you say mass hypnosis, although it was kind of actually small group hypnosis, the fact is that he wasn’t giving people ready-made answers. He was giving them questions to sort of ponder and when they were through with that he gave them a harder question.

Jim Scott '58,
Sterling Professor of Political Science at Yale University and a leading expert on the poorest groups in underdeveloped nations