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Ex-Moonie Diane Benscoter: How cults think

Posted by: Shanna Carpenter

Diane Benscoter talks about how she joined the Moonies — and stayed for five long years. She shares an insider’s perspective on cults and extremist movements, and proposes a new way to think about today’s most troubling conflicts.

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Comments (1)

  • matthew anderson commented on Jun 17 2009

    Ahhhh the moonies, that takes me back some years as a very odd little cartoon here in the UK