The Cult of Trump

The Cult of Trump
Author: Steven Hassan
Publsiher: Free Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2020-09-01
ISBN 10: 1982127341
ISBN 13: 9781982127343
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cult of Trump Book Review:

A masterful and eye-opening examination of Trump and the coercive control tactics he uses to build a fanatical devotion in his supporters written by “an authority on breaking away from cults…an argument that…bears consideration as the next election cycle heats up” (Kirkus Reviews). Since the 2016 election, Donald Trump’s behavior has become both more disturbing and yet increasingly familiar. He relies on phrases like, “fake news,” “build the wall,” and continues to spread the divisive mentality of us-vs.-them. He lies constantly, has no conscience, never admits when he is wrong, and projects all of his shortcomings on to others. He has become more authoritarian, more outrageous, and yet many of his followers remain blindly devoted. Scott Adams, the creator of Dilbert and a major Trump supporter, calls him one of the most persuasive people living. His need to squash alternate information and his insistence of constant ego stroking are all characteristics of other famous leaders—cult leaders. In The Cult of Trump, mind control and licensed mental health expert Steven Hassan draws parallels between our current president and people like Jim Jones, David Koresh, Ron Hubbard, and Sun Myung Moon, arguing that this presidency is in many ways like a destructive cult. He specifically details the ways in which people are influenced through an array of social psychology methods and how they become fiercely loyal and obedient. Hassan was a former “Moonie” himself, and he presents a “thoughtful and well-researched analysis of some of the most puzzling aspects of the current presidency, including the remarkable passivity of fellow Republicans [and] the gross pandering of many members of the press” (Thomas G. Gutheil, MD and professor of psychiatry, Harvard Medical School). The Cult of Trump is an accessible and in-depth analysis of the president, showing that under the right circumstances, even sane, rational, well-adjusted people can be persuaded to believe the most outrageous ideas. “This book is a must for anyone who wants to understand the current political climate” (Judith Stevens-Long, PhD and author of Living Well, Dying Well).

The Cult

The Cult
Author: Max Ehrlich
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 306
Release: 1979
ISBN 10: 9780553123999
ISBN 13: 0553123998
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Cult of Smart

The Cult of Smart
Author: Fredrik deBoer
Publsiher: All Points Books
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2020-08-04
ISBN 10: 1250200385
ISBN 13: 9781250200389
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cult of Smart Book Review:

Leftist firebrand Fredrik deBoer exposes the lie at the heart of our educational system and demands top-to-bottom reform. Everyone agrees that education is the key to creating a more just and equal world, and that our schools are broken and failing. Proposed reforms variously target incompetent teachers, corrupt union practices, or outdated curricula, but no one acknowledges a scientifically-proven fact that we all understand intuitively: academic potential varies between individuals, and cannot be dramatically improved. In The Cult of Smart, educator and outspoken leftist Fredrik deBoer exposes this omission as the central flaw of our entire society, which has created and perpetuated an unjust class structure based on intellectual ability. Since cognitive talent varies from person to person, our education system can never create equal opportunity for all. Instead, it teaches our children that hierarchy and competition are natural, and that human value should be based on intelligence. These ideas are counter to everything that the left believes, but until they acknowledge the existence of individual cognitive differences, progressives remain complicit in keeping the status quo in place. This passionate, voice-driven manifesto demands that we embrace a new goal for education: equality of outcomes. We must create a world that has a place for everyone, not just the academically talented. But we’ll never achieve this dream until the Cult of Smart is destroyed.

Education and the Cult of Efficiency

Education and the Cult of Efficiency
Author: Raymond E. Callahan
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 273
Release: 1962
ISBN 10: 9780226091501
ISBN 13: 0226091503
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Education and the Cult of Efficiency Book Review:

Raymond Callahan's lively study exposes the alarming lengths to which school administrators went, particularly in the period from 1910 to 1930, in sacrificing educational goals to the demands of business procedures. He suggests that even today the question still asked is: "How can we operate our schools?" Society has not yet learned to ask: "How can we provide an excellent education for our children?"

The Cult of LEGO

The Cult of LEGO
Author: John Baichtal,Joe Meno
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 9781593273910
ISBN 13: 1593273916
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cult of LEGO Book Review:

The authors take readers on a story-packed adventure through the history of LEGO, from its humble beginnings in a small Danish village to its ascent to the summit of the toy world. They learn hundreds of obscure LEGO facts as they're surrounded by countless fantastically complex and challenging models built by some of the most famous adult LEGO builders.

Poetry and the Cult of the Martyrs

Poetry and the Cult of the Martyrs
Author: Michael Roberts
Publsiher: University of Michigan Press
Total Pages: 222
Release: 1993
ISBN 10: 9780472104499
ISBN 13: 0472104497
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Poetry and the Cult of the Martyrs Book Review:

A beautifully detailed literary study of Prudentius's eulogies of the Christian martyrs

The Architectural Setting of the Cult of Saints in the Early Christian West c 300 c 1200

The Architectural Setting of the Cult of Saints in the Early Christian West c 300 c 1200
Author: John Crook
Publsiher: Clarendon Press
Total Pages: 334
Release: 2000-01-13
ISBN 10: 0191543004
ISBN 13: 9780191543005
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Architectural Setting of the Cult of Saints in the Early Christian West c 300 c 1200 Book Review:

This book explores the way in which church architecture from the earliest centuries of Christianity has been shaped by holy bones - the physical remains or 'relics' of those whom the Church venerated as saints. The Church's holy dead continued to exercise an influence on the living from beyond the grave, and their earthly remains provided a focus for prayer. The memoriae, house-churches and crypts of early Christian Rome; the elaborately decorated monuments containing the bodies of the bishops of Merovingian Gaul; the revival of ring crypts in the Carshingian empire; the crypts, 'tomb-shrines', and later high shrines of medieval England, all demonstrate how the presence of a holy body within a church influenced its very architecture. This is the first complete modern study of this hitherto somewhat neglected aspect of medieval church architecture in western Europe.

The Cult of Statistical Significance

The Cult of Statistical Significance
Author: Walter Krämer
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 21
Release: 2010
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:696032270
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Tales from the Cult Film Trenches

Tales from the Cult Film Trenches
Author: Louis Paul
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2007-09-06
ISBN 10: 0786429941
ISBN 13: 9780786429943
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tales from the Cult Film Trenches Book Review:

From movie villains to scream queens, here are interviews with 36 actors and actresses familiar to fans of sixties and seventies cult cinema. Interviewees include the well-known (David Carradine, Christopher Lee), the relatively obscure (Marrie Lee), sex symbols (Valerie Leon), surfers who became movie stars (Don Stroud), and action heroes (Fred Williamson), among many others. Each interview is accompanied by a biography and filmography.

After the Cult

After the Cult
Author: Holger Jebens
Publsiher: Berghahn Books
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2012-01-15
ISBN 10: 0857457985
ISBN 13: 9780857457981
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

After the Cult Book Review:

In many parts of the world the "white man" is perceived to be an instigator of globalization and an embodiment of modernity. However, so far anthropologists have paid little attention to the actual heterogeneity and complexity of "whiteness" in specific ethnographic contexts. This study examines cultural perceptions of other and self as expressed in cargo cults and masked dances in Papua New Guinea. Indigenous terms, images, and concepts are being contrasted with their western counterparts, the latter partly deriving from the publications and field notes of Charles Valentine. After having done his first fieldwork more than fifty years ago, this "anthropological ancestor" has now become part of the local tradition and has thus turned into a kind of mythical figure. Based on anthropological fieldwork as well as on archival studies, this book addresses the relation between western and indigenous perceptions of self and other, between "tradition" and "modernity," and between anthropological "ancestors" and "descendants." In this way the work contributes to the study of "whiteness," "cargo cults" and masked dances in Papua New Guinea.

The Cult of Art in Nazi Germany

The Cult of Art in Nazi Germany
Author: Eric Michaud,Janet Lloyd
Publsiher: Stanford University Press
Total Pages: 271
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9780804743273
ISBN 13: 0804743274
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cult of Art in Nazi Germany Book Review:

The Cult of Art in Nazi Germany presents a new interpretation of National Socialism, arguing that art in the Third Reich was not simply an instrument of the regime, but actually became a source of the racist politics upon which its ideology was founded. Through the myth of the "Aryan race," a race pronounced superior because it alone creates culture, Nazism asserted art as the sole raison d'être of a regime defined by Hitler as the "dictatorship of genius." Michaud shows the important link between the religious nature of Nazi art and the political movement, revealing that in Nazi Germany art was considered to be less a witness of history than a force capable of producing future, the actor capable of accelerating the coming of a reality immanent to art itself.

The Cult of Pythagoras

The Cult of Pythagoras
Author: Alberto A. Martinez
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2013-06-26
ISBN 10: 9780822962700
ISBN 13: 0822962705
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cult of Pythagoras Book Review:

Martínez discusses various popular myths from the history of mathematics. Some stories are partly true, others are entirely false, but all show the power of invention in history. Martínez inspects a wealth of primary sources, in several languages, over a span of many centuries. By exploring disagreements and ambiguities in the history of the elements of mathematics, The Cult of Pythagoras dispels myths that obscure the actual origins of mathematical concepts. Chosen as a major selection by Scientific American Book Club (Library of Science(R))

The Cult of Saint Thecla

The Cult of Saint Thecla
Author: Stephen J. Davis
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 0198270194
ISBN 13: 9780198270195
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cult of Saint Thecla Book Review:

'Davis has brought together the Egyptian source material for the first time... a fascinating and cogently-argued book' -Journal of Theological StudiesThecla, a disciple of the apostle Paul, became perhaps the most celebrated female saint and 'martyr' in the early church. Bringing together literary, artistic, and archaeological evidence, the author shows how the cult of Saint Thecla was especially popular among early Christian women.

The Cult of Draupadi Volume 2

The Cult of Draupadi  Volume 2
Author: Alf Hiltebeitel
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 556
Release: 1988
ISBN 10: 9780226340470
ISBN 13: 0226340473
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cult of Draupadi Volume 2 Book Review:

This is the first volume of a projected three-volume work on the little-known South Indian folk cult of the goddess Draupadi and on the classical epic, the Mahabharata, that the cult brings to life in mythic, ritual, and dramatic forms. Draupadi, the chief heroine of the Sanskrit Mahabharata, takes on many unexpected guises in her Tamil cult, but her dimensions as a folk goddess remain rooted in a rich interpretive vision of the great epic. By examining the ways that the cult of Draupadi commingles traditions about the goddess and the epic, Alf Hiltebeitel shows the cult to be singularly representative of the inner tensions and working dynamics of popular devotional Hinduism.

The Cult of St Anne in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

The Cult of St  Anne in Medieval and Early Modern Europe
Author: Jennifer Welsh
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2016-12-08
ISBN 10: 1134997876
ISBN 13: 9781134997879
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cult of St Anne in Medieval and Early Modern Europe Book Review:

Dr Jennifer Welsh received her M.A. in Medieval Studies from Cornell University in 2000, and her M.A. and PhD in History from Duke University in 2004 and 2009. Her dissertation dealt with the cult of St. Anne in late medieval and early modern Europe. After four years as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the College of Charleston in Charleston, SC, she started working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of History at Lindenwood-University Belleville in Belleville, IL in August of 2014. This is her first book.

The Cult of St Thomas Becket in the Plantagenet World C 1170 c 1220

The Cult of St Thomas Becket in the Plantagenet World  C 1170 c 1220
Author: Paul Webster,Marie-Pierre Gelin
Publsiher: Boydell & Brewer
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 1783271612
ISBN 13: 9781783271610
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cult of St Thomas Becket in the Plantagenet World C 1170 c 1220 Book Review:

The extraordinary growth and development of the cult of St Thomas Becket is investigated here, with a particular focus on its material culture.

The Cult of Pure Crystal Mountain

The Cult of Pure Crystal Mountain
Author: Toni Huber
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 1999-03-18
ISBN 10: 9780195353136
ISBN 13: 0195353137
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cult of Pure Crystal Mountain Book Review:

The Tibetan district of Tsari with its sacred snow-covered peak of Pure Crystal Mountain has long been a place of symbolic and ritual significance for Tibetan peoples. In this book, Toni Huber provides the first thorough study of a major Tibetan Buddhist pilgrimage center and cult mountain, and explores the esoteric and popular traditions of ritual there. The main focus is on the period of the 1940s and '50s, just prior to the 1959 Lhasa uprising and subsequent Tibetan diaspora into South Asia. Huber's work thus documents Tibetan life patterns and cultural traditions which have largely disappeared with the advent of Chinese colonial modernity in Tibet. In addition to the work's documentary content, Huber offers discussion and analysis of the construction and meaning of Tibetan cultural categories of space, place, and person, and the practice of ritual and organization of traditional society in relation to them.

The Rajneesh Chronicles The True Story of the Cult that Unleashed the First Act of Bioterrorism on U S Soil

The Rajneesh Chronicles  The True Story of the Cult that Unleashed the First Act of Bioterrorism on U S  Soil
Author: Win McCormack
Publsiher: Tin House Books
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2010-09-01
ISBN 10: 1935639099
ISBN 13: 9781935639091
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rajneesh Chronicles The True Story of the Cult that Unleashed the First Act of Bioterrorism on U S Soil Book Review:

The Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh and his followers were involved in nefarious activities including prostitution, drug smuggling, sexual abuse of children, and murder conspiracy. The Rajneesh Chronicles explains this behavior--and why the cult that committed the first act of bioterrorism in the U.S. was trying to cultivate a live AIDS virus. Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, widely known as the "sex guru," fled India in 1981 and came to settle on a ranch in central Oregon, where he and his followers established the illegal city of Rajneeshpuram. In their effort to preserve the city, the Rajneeshees attempted during the 1984 election to take control of the Wasco County government by poisoning two county commissioners and over 700 potential voters in The Dalles, the county seat, with salmonella—the first act of bio-terrorism in U.S. history. Armed to the teeth with semiautomatic weapons, they threatened to defend the city to the death against any governmental intrusion, and hatched a plot to assassinate a U.S attorney. When the commune finally imploded and authorities arrived on the scene, they discovered that the Rajneesh nurse who had cultivated salmonella bacteria in the commune’s biological warfare laboratory was also trying to cultivate a live AIDS virus—which deranged group leaders clearly hoped to unleash on the rest on the world. The Rajneesh Chronicles is a collection of in-depth investigative and analytical articles published in Oregon Magazine covering the entire period from the time of the cult’s arrival in Oregon in mid-1981 to its dramatic disintegration at the end of 1985 (with an introductory chronology that extends the story up to the present). While most press treated the cult’s antics as a humorous sideshow typified by the Bhagwan’s dozens of Rolls-Royces, editor in chief Win McCormack and other of the magazine’s writers systematically exposed the full range of the Rajneeshees’ depraved behavior, including their involvement in prostitution and international drug smuggling, sexual exploitation of children, abuse of homeless people they imported into Rajneeshpuram to register as voters, and the use of brainwashing techniques bordering on torture. The tale of the Rajneesh has become an amorphous legend few inside or outside of Oregon actually understand. The Rajneesh Chronicles fully illuminates the shocking reality behind that legend.

France and the Cult of the Sacred Heart

France and the Cult of the Sacred Heart
Author: Raymond Jonas
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2000-09-20
ISBN 10: 0520221362
ISBN 13: 9780520221369
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

France and the Cult of the Sacred Heart Book Review:

An engaging historical analysis of the cult of the Sacred Heart in France from its origins in the 17th century, through the French revolution, to the construction of Sacre-Coeur in Paris in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Victorian Fiction and the Cult of the Horse

Victorian Fiction and the Cult of the Horse
Author: Gina M. Dorré
Publsiher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Total Pages: 179
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9780754655152
ISBN 13: 0754655156
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Victorian Fiction and the Cult of the Horse Book Review:

The ubiquity of horses in literary texts, visual media, and other cultural documents indicates a vibrant cult of the horse during the Victorian Period. Treating the novels of Charles Dickens, Elizabeth Braddon, Anna Sewell, and George Moore, Gina M. Dorr