Bode, Ken
February 1979
New Republic;2/17/79, Vol. 180 Issue 7, p11
Comments on the failure of the plan of United States Senator Robert Dole to use the cult issue to jump-start his presidential campaign. Refusal of the nation's press to support Dole's anti-cult campaign; Dole's decision to hold a congressional hearing on cults with the hope that the hearing will give him national prominence; Participation of the Moonies in the hearing; Statements against sects and cults by deprogrammer Ted Patrick; Author's concern about the readiness of Dole and other politicians to abridge the First Amendment to prevent people from the right and responsibility of thinking for themselves.


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