By Lawrence Wright
A clear-sighted revelation, a deep penetration into the area of Scientology by means of the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of The Looming Tower, the now-classic examine of al-Qaeda’s Sept. 11 assault. according to greater than 2 hundred own interviews with current and previous Scientologists—both recognized and no more good known—and years of archival learn, Lawrence Wright makes use of his impressive investigative skill to discover for us the internal workings of the Church of Scientology.
At the book’s heart, males whom Wright brings vividly to existence, displaying how they've got made Scientology what it really is this present day: The darkly terrific 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 job of protecting the church after the loss of life of Hubbard.
We find out about Scientology’s complex cosmology and targeted language. We see the ways that the church pursues celebrities, similar to Tom Cruise and John Travolta, and the way such stars are used to develop the church’s ambitions. 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 Clear, Wright examines what essentially makes a faith a faith, and even if Scientology is, actually, deserving of this constitutional safety. using all his unheard of journalistic abilities of statement, figuring out, and shaping a narrative right into a compelling narrative, Lawrence Wright has given us an evenhanded but keenly incisive e-book that unearths the very essence of what makes Scientology the establishment it really is.