From Jon Atack's 'Blue Sky': Reorganizing Scientology as L. Ron Hubbard's life waned - 2018-08-18

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F347.png From Jon Atack's 'Blue Sky': Reorganizing Scientology as L. Ron Hubbard's life waned August 18, 2018, Tony Ortega, Underground Bunker

One of the truly monumental books about Scientology, Jon Atack's A Piece of Blue Sky: Scientology, Dianetics, and L. Ron Hubbard Exposed came out in 1990 and was nearly sued out of existence. We were fortunate to come across a copy in the 1990s as we were just beginning a career investigating Scientology stories. Today, Atack has a new edition of the book out, and he gave us a chapter to include in our Saturday "Scientology Lit" series. It reminds us that no one else packed so much history into every page recounting the fortunes of L. Ron Hubbard and his organization. The excerpt we have is a snapshot of how much Scientology was changing in the years after Hubbard went into permanent seclusion in 1980. We hope it motivates you to pick up this book, an amazing resource for any Scientology Watcher...

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"As the Organization rapidly expands so will it be a growing temptation for anti-survival elements to gain entry and infiltrate, and attempts to plant will be made." —L. Ron Hubbard, Policy Letter "Security Risks & Infiltration," October 30, 1962.

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{{cite news | author = Tony Ortega | title = From Jon Atack's 'Blue Sky': Reorganizing Scientology as L. Ron Hubbard's life waned | url = https://tonyortega.org/2018/08/18/from-jon-atacks-blue-sky-reorganizing-scientology-as-l-ron-hubbards-life-waned/ | work = Underground Bunker | date = August 18, 2018 | accessdate = August 18, 2018 }}