Blog: Bare-Faced Messiah by Russell Miller - 2014-03-13
Russell Miller's book is finally going to be published in the U.S. apparently. An interview with Miller was posted on Tony Ortega's blog this morning. I read the book last year. I actually thought I had read it back in the eighties when it was published. After all, I helped direct and coordinate the abusive litigation tactics that drove his U.S. publisher into dropping the project. When I read the book, I recognized that in fact I had never read it all those years back. It was lingering cult delusion that made me think I had. In the eighties I had only read summaries and 'dead agent' packs compiled by Office of Special Affairs. Even in the past couple years I have referred to Miller as a propagandist; that was before actually having read the book. What I found remarkable about the thorough read I did was how balanced and even-handed Miller was about L. Ron Hubbard. It is not a wholesale condemnation. While I don't attest to the accuracy of all his facts, for the most part the book covers a lot of irrefutable history pretty accurately.