When you think of a cult, what image pops into your head? Is it one of violence or extremism? Is it people in all white praying and worshipping a guru? What exactly defines a cult? We answer these questions and more this week on Viewpoints. 


  • Dr. Janja Lalich, professor emerita, sociology, University of California State University & founder, Center for Research on Influence and Control
  • Dr. Robert Jay Lifton, professor, psychiatry, Columbia University and author, Losing Reality: On Cults, Cultism, and the Mindset of Political and Religious Zealotry

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