Destroying the World to Save It Aum Shinrikyo, Apocalyptic Violence, and the New Global Terrorism

ISBN-10: 0805065113

ISBN-13: 9780805065114

Edition: 2000 (Revised)

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Description: National Book Award winner and renowned psychiatrist Robert Jay Lifton reveals a world at risk from millennial cults intent on ending it all. Since the earliest moments of recorded history, prophets and gurus have foretold the world's end, but only in the nuclear age has it been possible for a megalomaniac guru with a world-ending vision to bring his prophecy to pass. Now Robert Jay Lifton offers a vivid and disturbing case in point in this chilling exploration of Aum Shinrikyo, the Japanese cult that released sarin nerve gas in the Tokyo subways. With unprecedented access to former Aum members, Lifton has produced a pathbreaking study of the inner life of a modern millennial cult. He shows how Aum's guru Shoko Asahara (charismatic spiritual leader, con man, madman) created a religion from a global stew of New Age thinking, ancient rituals, and apocalyptic science fiction, then recruited scientists as disciples and set them to producing weapons of mass destruction. Taking stock as well 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 may be able to bring about their own holocausts. Bold and compelling, Destroying the World to Save It charts the emergence of a new global threat of urgent concern to us all.

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Book details

List price: $27.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Picador
Publication date: 9/1/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

A distinguished professor of psychology & psychiatry at John Jay College & the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, Robert Jay Lifton is the author of many important works, including "The Nazis Doctors," winner of the "Los Angeles Times" Book Prize, & "Death in Life," winner of a National Book Award.

Introduction: Ends and Beginnings
The Guru and His Cult
Imagining the End
Forcing the End
Clones of the Guru
The Ecstatic Science
Killing to Heal
Megalomania
Ultimate Weapons, Ultimate Attraction
Crossing the Threshold
Surviving Aum
A Japanese Phenomenon?
Forcing the End, American Style
Inward Aum?
American Apocalypse
Afterword
Notes
Acknowledgments
Index
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