The media and politicians battle for our minds every day. When it comes to religion, I'll take mine in the form of the Art Ensemble of Chicago's homage to old-time testifyin' (see clip below), thanks. Battle For The Mind was first published in 1957, a couple of years before Richard Condon's novel, The Manchurian Candidate. Mind control was a hot topic. These days it seems to be the sole preserve of cranky conspiracy theorists.