DisinfoCast: 70: “Scientologist! William S. Burroughs and the ‘Weird Cult'” – David S. Wills

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David S. Wills is the author of “Scientologist! William S. Burroughs and the ‘Weird Cult'”, a book that explores the mostly lost history of Burroughs’ involvement with the Church of Scientology. Wills is also the founder of “Beatdom” (www.beatdom.com), a magazine devoted to Beat history and culture. Note: David called in from Cambodia and didn’t have a strong enough connection for a video interview.

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  • Bruteloop

    Sorry, that should have read…Got to thank you. The perils of posting in a pub after a long day.

  • http://joenolan.com/blog Joe Nolan

    Great chat guys. I recommend David’s book. If you’re already into Burroughs and the Beats, some of this is rehash. That said, David has his own, refreshingly critical take on Burroughs and his examination of Burroughs’ connections w Scientology are – to my knowledge – unprecedentedly thorough. Nearly finished with this one. Will post review here soon. Stay tuned…

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