Inside Scientology: The Story of America's Most Secretive Religion - Power is Assumed Summary & Analysis

Janet Reitman
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Power is Assumed Summary and Analysis

Hubbard failed to name a successor, but many already accepted Miscavige as their leader. Although Broeker had a valid claim to succeed Hubbard, he instead wanted only to pursue raising horses, which he had done during the last several months of Hubbard's life. Quickly, Miscavige took over, demoting anyone with sympathies toward the Broekers and elevating anyone who supported him. Mark "Marty" Rathbun, a friend of Miscavige's, soon rose to the top, helping Miscavige investigate and demote those he saw as unloyal. Miscavige soon began attempts to oust Broeker, demanding that he submit the handwritten documents for OT levels 9-15 that he possessed from Hubbard. When Broeker refused, Miscavige fooled him into thinking the FBI was coming in for a raid, and he and many others secured the documents, and moved them to a "safe" location. Broeker...

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