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Sep 21, 1999
Underground hero calls it a day — The Guardian (UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): Duncan Campbell
Source: The Guardian (UK)
The man credited with being the father of the American underground press is to close the paper that smashed taboos and helped start the hippie movement more than 40 years ago. Paul Krassner, once described by the FBI as a "raving, unconfined nut", says that social change and the arrival of the internet means the Realist is no longer needed. He has decided that his newspaper, which covered and exposed scandals from the Kennedy assassination to the Monica Lewinsky case with ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Oct 1, 1973
The Awful Truth About Scientology — The Realist
Type: Press
Source: The Realist
[Reproduced here with express permission of Paul Krassner — Publisher of The Realist. Thank you! Transcribed from scanned pages at The Realist Project Archive.] Although many people have had some brief acquaintance with Scientology, very few have gotten into the subject far enough to find out what it is really all about. It is a subject which doesn't easily lend itself to study. The courses are many and tend to become quite expensive, not only in terms of money, ...
May 22, 1972
Scientology fights back — The Nation
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Type: Press
Author(s): Clay Steinman
Source: The Nation
Mr. Steinman is a free-lance writer living in New York. Like all true believers, the members of the young Church of Scientology (or Dianetics as it is sometimes known) believe they have found the answers. A visit to their New York headquarters in the Hotel Martinique shows that Scientology has at least put smiles on a few faces and seems to have solved many of the existential problems of the members who work and study there. According to the recent U. ...
Jan 1, 1972
One Flew Over The Cuckoo conference — The Realist
Type: Press
Author(s): Robert Wolf
Source: The Realist
[...] Another session was led by Bob Dobson-Smith, a hip-executive type who had given up architecture to sell Scientology. ("Okay?" ) Only seven persons showed up for his talk, and two of them left as soon as he began plotting charts all over the blackboard. (One of those who didn't attend had given his reason beforehand: "I dropped out of Scientology - 2000,000 years ago.") Dobson-Smith didn't really need anybody else anyway: there are already ten thousand Scientologists in Toronto, he ...
May 1, 1971
Scientology sues The Realist for three-quarters of a million dollars for libel and conspiracy — The Realist
Type: Press
Source: The Realist
The Church of Scientology, Inc. is suing the Realist for three-quarters of a million dollars. In the May-June 1970 issue (287) there was an editorial announcing the contents of the upcoming 13th Anniversary issue, including the following paragraph: "You will be witness to socio-spiritual scandals: why the Beattles really broke with the giggling Maharishi; the rise of Sirhan Sirhan in the Scientology hierarchy; the transmutation of Richard Alpert into Baba Ram Dass." Scientology claims that the reference to Sirhan "was published ...
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