Untouchable? Scientology's 60-year plan to protect itself from the law - 2019-02-11
One of the most common comments heard after every episode of Leah Remini's Scientology and the Aftermath is, "Why doesn't the government do something about it?" This isn't a complaint that is limited to the US — Scientology has faced challenges in dozens of countries around the world. Yet it has survived nearly 70 years of criticism, lawsuits, defections, investigations, raids and scandals. How has it managed to do so?
That's the subject of a major project that I've been working on for the past year, a new book exploring Scientology's relationship with its adversaries around the world, from 1950 to the present day. It's a project which has so far taken me through three continents and many thousands of pages of archived documents, much of which has never been reported on before. Regular Bunker readers will have seen some of the offshoots of that research on this blog during the course of the year.