Gordon Haber reviews two recent books about Scientology at Religion Dispatches, Janet Reitman’s Inside Scientology and Hugh Urban’s The Church of Scientology. (Read Amy Levin’s interview with Reitman for The Revealer here.) From Haber’s review:
While there is something undeniably disturbing about The Church of Scientology, there’s also something fascinating about it. And maybe, if we can see past the trash-digging and the crazed celebrities, Scientology has something to teach us—if not with its doctrine, then with its particularly American nexus of religion, culture, and business.