By Lawrence Wright
A clear-sighted revelation, a deep penetration into the realm of Scientology by means of the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of The Looming Tower, the now-classic learn of al-Qaeda’s 9-11 assault. in accordance with greater than 2 hundred own interviews with present and previous Scientologists—both recognized and not more good known—and years of archival learn, Lawrence Wright makes use of his notable investigative skill to discover for us the interior workings of the Church of Scientology.
At the book’s middle, males whom Wright brings vividly to existence, displaying how they've got made Scientology what it's this day: The darkly significant science-fiction author L. Ron Hubbard, whose stressed, expansive brain invented a brand new faith. And his successor, David Miscavige—tough and pushed, with the unenviable activity of protecting the church after the loss of life of Hubbard.
We know about Scientology’s advanced cosmology and specific language. We see the ways that the church pursues celebrities, equivalent to Tom Cruise and John Travolta, and the way such stars are used to boost the church’s targets. And we meet the younger idealists who've joined the ocean Org, the church’s clergy, signing up with a billion-year contract.
In Going transparent, Wright examines what essentially makes a faith a faith, and even if Scientology is, in reality, deserving of this constitutional safeguard. making use of all his unparalleled journalistic talents of remark, knowing, and shaping a narrative right into a compelling narrative, Lawrence Wright has given us an evenhanded but keenly incisive ebook that unearths the very essence of what makes Scientology the establishment it is.
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Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief by Lawrence Wright