The story of how he wound up in a dangerous compound—and how he escaped

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A taxonomy of internet mindfuckery.

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A “cult linguist” breaks down the baleful buzzwords that might be lurking on your social media feeds…

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A conspiracy theory expert connects one key psychological phenomenon to fanatical belief…

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What goes on inside the minds of those who treat “vaccination” as a dirty word? A reformed zealot opens up

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An explanation for people’s attraction to QAnon, the Plandemic hoax, and more

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These manipulative buzzwords might be all over your social media feed…

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A follower entrenched in cultish ideology will not respond well to these phrases

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Linguist and author of Wordslut: A Feminist Guide to Taking Back the English Language dissects the language of women’s body hair removal.

Amanda Montell

Los Angeles writer / Author of Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism & Wordslut: A Feminist Guide to Taking Back the English Language https://tinyurl.com/34886sec

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