“I was in a cult for thirty-four years. Everyone else could see it. I don’t know why I couldn’t."\r\nIn this profile, film director Paul Haggis talks about his departure from Scientology.
"I was in a cult for thirty-four years. Everyone else could see it. I don’t know why I couldn’t." In this profile, film director Paul Haggis talks about his departure from the Church of Scientology. Haggis was prominent in both Scientology and Hollywood, two communities that often converge. He had been in the organization for nearly thirty-five years. Haggis wrote the screenplay for "Million Dollar Baby," which won the Oscar for Best Picture in 2004, and he wrote and directed "Crash," which won Best Picture the next year—the only time in Academy history that that has happened.
New research links urban planning and political polarization.
- Canadian researchers find that excessive reliance on cars changes political views.
- Decades of car-centric urban planning normalized unsustainable lifestyles.
- People who prefer personal comfort elect politicians who represent such views.
Progressive America would be half as big, but twice as populated as its conservative twin.
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