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  • Book review: ‘Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief’ by Lawrence Wright

    01/20/2013 7:54:35 AM PST · by Seizethecarp · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 18, 2013 | Lisa Miller
    Hubbard’s famously paranoid worldview is extensively documented here as well. When a negative reputation began to taint Scientology worldwide, he launched what was perhaps his most grandiose and outrageous scheme. He called it the Snow White Program. Starting in 1973, Wright asserts, Hubbard placed as many as 5,000 Scientologists as spies in government agencies all over the world, charging them with unearthing official files on the church, “generating lawsuits to intimidate opponents, and waging an unremitting campaign against mental health professionals.” In the United States, Wright says, the spies penetrated the IRS; the Justice, Treasury and Labor Departments; the Federal...