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What Trump Has in Common With Cult Leaders

Steven Hassan knows a thing or two about cults—he’s a former Moonie. His new book explores how Trump’s ideology mirrors indoctrination.

SSteven Hassan has had remarkably interesting experiences with cults. In the early-1970s, as a 19-year-old student at Queens College in New York, he was indoctrinated…

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Cody Delistraty

Cody Delistraty

A writer from the Pacific Northwest. Culture editor at WSJ.

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