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Book Review – Destorying the World to Save It

Cultic Studies Journal, 18, 222-224Destroying the World to Save It. Robert Jay Lifton, M.D. Metropolitan Books, New York, 374 pp. $26.00The title of this, Robert Jay Lifton’s latest book, will seem somewhat familiar since it recalls the upside down logic that was used to bomb some villages during the war in Vietnam. Here the title aptly captures the motivation of the Aum Shinrikyo cult that spread poisonous sarin gas in the Tokyo subways in 1995. Lifton who at the time of writing was a psychiatr...

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