Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-315) and index.
It is easy to portray the members of cults as vunerable, needy people who cannot think for themselves. In this comparative study of the Heaven's Gate cult and the Democratic Workers Party, Janja Lalich offers a more complex and disturbing assessment of 'cult mentality'.
Illustrations; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1 Introduction: Cults and True Believers; part one: Heaven's Gate; part two: The Democratic Workers Party; part three: Theoretical Perspective; Appendix; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
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