Lawrence Wright: "Scientology Is Heading for a Reckoning" - 2013-01-24
Last night, like many of you, we watched Lawrence Wright's appearance on Anderson Cooper 360, which not only featured a rapid-fire interview of Wright by the CNN host, but also some looks back at Cooper's 2010 show on Scientology. That four-part series explored accusations about church leader David Miscavige and violence that were first revealed in the St. Petersburg Times. In other words, the nostalgia value was high.
But if Wright was in rare form on CNN, he was even better in person. Also last night, Wright and his New Yorker editor Daniel Zalewski put on a great show at 92YTribeca in front of about 100 folks who had come in from the bitter cold.
And the words that Wright used to finish that show are still ringing in our ears. Scientology, he said, is heading for a reckoning.