The Religiously Sanctioned Co-Habitation Chronicles

A couple months ago, I watched the movie The Men Who Stare at Goats. It’s a decent movie, definitely with its funny moments and with its flaws. This inspired me to read the book, since I love conspiracy theories and really whacked-out journalistic research and history.

It's funny because it's true?

Jon Ronson writes brilliantly, the book moving quickly from one subject to the next. He manages to weave a coherent, lucid narrative of his travels down the rabbit hole into the bizarre heart of the U.S. intelligence and psych operations community. What starts as a humorous, oddball story of the intelligence community investing in psychics and trying to train soldiers into super warrior monk Jedi who could slay goats simply by staring at them quickly spirals out of control into the dark, murky waters known as today’s War on Terror. The book sucks you into the lurid, horrifying details, from the disgusting atrocities…

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