By Lawrence Wright
The foundation For the recent HBO Documentary. a countrywide e-book Award and nationwide publication Critics Circle Award Finalist.
Scientology offers itself as a systematic method of religious enlightenment, yet its practices have lengthy been shrouded in secret. Now Lawrence Wright—armed together with his investigative skills, years of archival study, and greater than 200 own interviews with present and previous Scientologists—uncovers the interior workings of the church. We meet founder L. Ron Hubbard, the hugely resourceful yet mentally afflicted science-fiction author, and his tricky, pushed successor, David Miscavige. We cross inside of their really good cosmology and language. We find out about the church’s felony assaults at the IRS, its vindictive remedy of critics, and its out of the ordinary wealth. We see the church courtroom celebrities corresponding to Tom Cruise whereas consigning its clergy to tough exertions below billion-year contracts. via all of it, Wright asks what essentially contains a faith, and if Scientology in reality benefits this Constitutionally-protected label. Brilliantly researched, compellingly written, Going Clear pulls again the curtain on essentially the most secretive businesses at paintings today.
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