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The Dianetics craze

Title: The Dianetics craze
Date: Monday, 14 August 1950
Publisher: The New Republic
Author: Martin Gumpert
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It is not so much the content of this book which deserves analysis as its effect on the average reader's mind. Dianetics has been steadily climbing on the best-seller list since its publication, and, next to the spectacular success of the Velikovsky book, its popularity is the most frightening proof of the confusion of the contemporary mind and its tendency to fall prey to pseudo-scientific concepts. The book opens with the statement: "The creation of dianetics is a milestone for Man ... [Read the rest at]