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Them and Us: Cult Thinking and the Terrorist Threat

Arthur J. Deikman ; foreword by Doris Lessing
Format
Book
Published
Berkeley, Calif. : Bay Tree Pub., c2003.
Language
English
Variant Title
Cult thinking and the terrorist threat
ISBN
097200212X (pbk.)
Summary
Updated to incorporate discussion of the post-9/11 world, this book assesses the presence and dynamics of cults and cult-think. Drawing on extensive research, Deikman points to the pervasiveness of cult thinking in everyday contexts such as the corporate and media realms. Deikman argues that characteristics such as compliance with groups, dependence on leaders, devaluing outsiders and avoiding dissent typify cult members. Ultimately, an individual's desire to be taken care of by a parent figure predisposes him or her to succumb to cult-think.
Description
xviii, 206 p. ; 23 cm.
Notes
  • "This book expands Arthur Deikman's earlier work, The Wrong way home."--back cover.
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 187-196) and index.
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