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On the edge : political cults right and left

Author: Dennis Tourish; Tim Wohlforth
Publisher: Armonk, N.Y. : M.E. Sharpe , ©2000.
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"This is the first book to document the extent of political cults on both the right and the left and to explain their significance for mainstream political organizations. The authors begin by outlining the defining characteristics of cults in general, and in ten chapters, they analyze the extent to which a variety of well-known movements fall within the spectrum of what could be defined as cultic organizations,
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dennis Tourish; Tim Wohlforth
ISBN: 0765606399 9780765606396
OCLC Number: 43434639
Description: xvi, 246 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The nature of cults. Cults in politics --
Groupthink, big brother, and love bombing. Cults on the right. Christian Identity : a heritage of hate --
Soldiers of God --
The travels of Lyndon LaRouche. Therapy cults and politics. Scientology, Maoism, and the reevaluation of Harvey Jackins --
Fred Newman : Lenin as therapist --
Synanon : utopia as a game. Cults on the left. Marlene Dixon's little army --
Gerry Healy : guru to a star --
The lonely passion of Ted Grant --
The many faces of Gino Perente. Politics as religion.
Responsibility: Dennis Tourish, Tim Wohlforth.

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