Deprogramming America: Bob Dole and the Anti-Cult Movement of the 1970s”


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Nerd Nite No. 16: Cults, Clubs & Secret Signals, "Deprogramming America: Bob Dole and the Anti-Cult Movement of the 1970s" Wednesday, April 10 at 8:00 p.m. Pachamama's, Alton Ballroom Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Although you could argue that politics is similarly dogmatic, Bob Dole - former presidential candidate, Senate Republican Leader, war veteran, and native Kansan isn't typically associated with cult activity. Yet in the 1970s, the Senator found it necessary to address the "cult phenomenon" at the highest levels of government. We'll explore his activities -- and those of infamous cults of the day -- using archival collections found in the Dole Archives and Spencer Research Library.


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