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Eyes Wide Shut

posted on January 22, 2013

At The New York Times, Michael Kinsley reviews Lawrence Wright’s new book on the history and workings of Scientology: Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief. While attempting to remain neutral, Wright uncovers many disturbing aspects of the religion. Kinsley writes, “The closest institutional parallel would be the Communist Party in its heyday: the ruthless struggles for power, the show trials and forced confessions (often false); the paranoia (often justified); the determination to control its members’ lives completely…”

Read at The New York Times