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Escape From the Trump Cult

Article originally published on newrepublic.com. On December 20, 1954, some 62 years before Donald Trump would be sworn in as president of the United States, Dorothy Martin and dozens of her followers crowded into her home in Chicago to await the...

Can Trump’s Hard-Core Fans Be Deradicalized?

This article originally appeared on thedailybeast.com When the president spews racism or violence, true believers respond with more. Experts say it resembles something like a cult or totalitarianism. President Donald Trump’s rally in Greenville...

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Dr. Janja Lalich

Janja Lalich, Ph.D. is a researcher, author, and educator specializing in cults and extremist groups, with a particular focus on charismatic relationships, political and other social movements, ideology and social control, and issues of gender and sexuality.