This was a fascinating story of life in a cult that is woven into a recounting of recent political history. It’s an irreverent, intellectual, and insightful review of Trump’s most egregious lies with a comparison to another cult leader who was able to use lies to manipulate and control his followers. What-about-isms are revealed. Facts and details are of necessity a time consuming endeavor and are necessarily complex so they are often ignored by “followers”.
The media has been complicit due to “following” what ever sells or gets them ratings. Wild exaggerations make news even when most of us know they are not true. It’s especially obvious to everyone when the stories keep flip flopping.
This is an engaging comparison from
“Holy Hell” and the Disciples of Narcissistic Leaders (How my years in a notorious cult parallel today’s cultural mania).