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Destroying the World to Save It

Autor: Lifton, Robert Jay

Editorial: Owl Publishing Company

Formato:Papel Delgado (Paperback)
Precio de Lista:$16.00
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Destroying the World to Save It : Since earliest history, prophets and gurus have foretold the world's end, but only the nuclear age has made it possible for a megalomaniac guru with an apocalyptic vision to bring his prophecy to pass. Robert Jay Lifton offers a case in point in this chilling exploration of Aum Shinrikyo, the cult that released sarin nerve gas in the Tokyo subways. With unprecedented access to former Aum members, Lifton has produced a path-breaking study of the inner life of a millennial cult. He shows how Aum's guru created a religion from a global stew of new age thinking, ancient rituals, and science fiction, then recruited scientists to produce weapons of mass destruction. Also taking stock of Charles Manson, Heaven's Gate, and the Oklahoma City bombers, Lifton confronts the frightening possibility of a twenty-first century in which cults and terrorists are able to bring about their own holocausts.


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ISBN 13:9780805065114
ISBN 10:0805065113
Formato:Papel Delgado (Paperback)
Idioma:Inglés
Páginas:376
Tamaño:8.49" l x 5.46" w x 0.97" h
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