Brainwashing

7.10.18

Courts Are Rarely Kind to 'Brainwashed' Victims

Months ahead of the NXIVM sex trafficking trial, we take a look at how juries react to cults.

7.19.17

Russia Thinks Fidget Spinners Are the New Opiate of the Masses

Spinners are likely a "form of hypnosis" being used to "zombify" people, according to a Russian news report.

3.2.16

Why Does Radical Islam Appeal to So Many Young Men?

After the San Bernardino shootings and the tragic terrorist attacks in Paris, I asked some of my friends, who have dabbled in extremism, what the draw is for so many young muslims.

2.25.16

How Spreading the Word of God Made Me Lose My Own Faith

If you think starting college is hard, try doing it as a 17-year-old virgin going through a breakup, spending your first week trying to get strangers to come to Jesus.

12.16.14

This Is How British Cults Work

I spoke to Ian Haworth, who's been running the UK's Cult Information Centre for over 20 years.

5.28.12

Scientology's "Celebrity" Magazine Will Make Me Famous

Now I know the real reason why I’m not yet mega-famous.

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