Jon Atack is has over the years relentlessly exposed the seamy underbelly of the cult of Scientology and the historical facts about L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of the cult. Wikipedia says this about Jon Atack:
Atack joined the church at the age of nineteen in 1974, and was based largely in the church’s British headquarters at Saint Hill Manor, near East Grinstead. During his training, he said he progressed to Scientology’s Operating Thetan level 5, completing 24 of the 27 levels of therapy or education. He left the church in 1983 in disillusionment with the new leadership of David Miscavige, who took over in the early 1980s. He writes that he saw the new management as tough and ruthless, and objected particularly to the 15-fold increase in training fees. He also objected to being told not to have relationships with so-called “Suppressive Persons,” people the church had declared enemies and who should not be communicated with; one such person was one of Atack’s friends.
In 1990 he wrote A Piece of Blue Sky: Scientology, Dianetics and L. Ron Hubbard Exposed. This is a classic case of debunking a scam by using facts, records and personal narratives of the people involved. To read the book go here: http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~dst/Library/Shelf/atack/bs2-5.htm
He also wrote a damning essay, The Total Freedom Trap: Scientology, Dianetics And L. Ron Hubbard. This is well worth the time to read. The cruelty, lies, deceit, avarice, greed and paranoia of Scientology’s founder as well as its current leaders are exposed. Follow this link to read it. http://holysmoke.org/cos/books/total-freedom-trap.txt
Scientology tried hard to stop publication of Jon Atack’s book but failed after extensive, and very expensive litigation. Scientology members might be shocked if they knew of the amount of their donations that were squandered on court cases like this.
Here is part one of a two hour long documentary on Scientology, Jon Atack and others.