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HBO's 'Going Clear' a remarkable glimpse into Scientology
HBO's 'Going Clear' a remarkable glimpse into Scientology

Although it is not the case in most places on Earth, it is hard to live in Los Angeles, especially in Hollywood, and not be aware of the Church of Scientology. It has stamped its name, hugely, on some of the city's most visible classic buildings, including the former Christie Hotel, the former Cedars of Lebanon Hospital, the former Chateau Elysee and the former Hollywood Guaranty Building. There was a time you'd see members of the church out on Hollywood Boulevard, offering free personality tests to passersby; television ads were frequent. If Scientologists are in some ways more visible now, they are in other ways less. In "Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of...

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