Jon Atack: Do Scientology's training routines turn you into a sociopath? - 2014-01-25
Jon Atack is the author of A Piece of Blue Sky, one of the very best books on L. Ron Hubbard and Scientology. He has a new edition of the book for sale, and on Saturdays he's helping us sift through the legends, myths, and contested facts about Scientology that tend to get hashed and rehashed in books, articles, and especially on the Internet.
Jon, last week's piece about Scientology's thousand-yard stare really kicked up some great comments. You wanted to address something that came up in that conversation?
JON: It was very gratifiying to see a debate following one of my posts. When it came to last week's TR-0 piece (which I called "Confront versus compassion" when I sent it to Tony), I was extremely gratified. My smug little ego swelled noticeably for several seconds.