GOING CLEAR IS ALL ABOUT CIVIL LIBERTIES

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If you are thinking about religion, social order and deradicalisation, you must see the new Alex Gibney documentary Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief. If you’re not thinking about them, you’re living in a cocoon. Based on Lawrence Wright’s book Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood and the Prison of Belief (2013), the film is a remarkably measured and candid expose. But its importance goes way beyond Scientology. It addresses the general susceptibility of human beings to manipulation, the role of religion in society and the complexities associated with the civil liberties enshrined, in the case of the United States,…

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