Title The cult of Trump [electronic resource] : a leading cult expert explains how the President uses mind control / Steven Hassan.
Author Hassan, Steven.
Imprint New York : Simon & Schuster Audio, p2019.
Edition Unabridged.
Description 1 online resource
Call # eAUDIO
Note Downloadable audio file.
Performer Narrated by Steven Hassan.
Summary One of America's leading experts in cults and mind-control provides an eye-opening analysis of Trump and the indoctrination tactics he uses to build a fanatical devotion in his supporters. Over the past two years, Trump's behavior has become both more disturbing and yet increasingly familiar. He relies on phrases like, "fake news," "build the wall," and continues to spread the divisive mentality of us-vs.-them. He lies constantly, has no conscience, never admits when he is wrong, and projects all of his shortcomings on to others. He has become more authoritarian, more outrageous, and yet many of his followers remain blindly devoted. Scott Adams, the creator of Dilbert and a major Trump supporter, calls him one of the most persuasive people living. His need to squash alternate information and his insistence of constant ego stroking are all characteristics of other famous leaders-cult leaders. In The Cult of Trump, mind-control and licensed mental health expert Steven Hassan draws parallels between our current president and people like Jim Jones, David Koresh, Ron Hubbard and Sun Myung Moon, arguing that this presidency is in many ways like a destructive cult. He specifically details the ways in which people are influenced through an array of social psychology methods and how they become fiercely loyal and obedient. Hassan was a former "Moonie" himself, and he draws on his forty years of personal and professional experience studying hypnosis and destructive cults, working as a deprogrammer, and a strategic communications interventionist. He emphasizes why it's crucial that we recognize ways to identify and protect ourselves and our loved ones. The Cult of Trump is an accessible and in-depth analysis of the president, showing that under the right circumstances, even sane, rational, well-adjusted people can be persuaded to believe the most outrageous ideas. Hassan's book is essential reading for anyone wanting to understand the Trump phenomenon and looking for a way forward.
Subject Trump, Donald, 1946- -- Influence.
Trump, Donald, 1946- -- Psychology.
Trump, Donald, 1946- -- Public opinion.
Public opinion -- United States.
Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 2016.
Control (Psychology) -- Political aspects -- United States.
Rhetoric -- Political aspects -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
United States -- Politics and government -- 2017-
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Corruption & Misconduct.
Trump, Donald, 1946- (OCoLC)fst00174117
Since 2000
Control (Psychology) -- Political aspects. (OCoLC)fst00877066
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.) (OCoLC)fst00972484
Politics and government. (OCoLC)fst01919741
Presidents -- Election. (OCoLC)fst01075747
Psychology. (OCoLC)fst01081447
Public opinion. (OCoLC)fst01082785
Rhetoric -- Political aspects. (OCoLC)fst01096959
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre Downloadable audio books.
Audiobooks. (OCoLC)fst01726208
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Addl. Author Simon & Schuster Audio (Firm)

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