Newsweek Confirms It: L. Ron Hubbard Was a Blowhard - 2013-01-25
(Adrian Gaut for Newsweek) In a delicious new story by Tony Dokoupil at Newsweek/The Daily Beast, a trove of new L. Ron Hubbard documents was found where no one thought to look before — at The Explorers Club here in New York City.
As Dokoupil points out, "the club was more than Hubbard's watering hole. It was his permanent home, and — in a messy life of multiple homes, marriages, and children — his most stable family." And to this day the club has a file of letters, journals, and some artifacts that record Hubbard's association with it.
Dokoupil digs into the dispatches that Hubbard faithfully sent to the club, and checks them against the facts presented in Lawrence Wright's new book, Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, & the Prison of Belief (which mirrors the work done by numerous previous authors) and against the version of Hubbard's life that the Church of Scientology puts out.