In 1978, pastor Jim Jones and his followers died in a mass suicide. Is it possible for the tragedy to repeat? According to David Conn, the answer is ‘Yes.’
David Conn is a researcher who foresaw the Jonestown tragedy and tried to prevent it by alerting authorities, who failed to heed his warning. Three decades after the Jonestown suicides, we’re at a point where our sociopolitical environment is vulnerable to similar tragedies or worse.
Co-author of “The Cult that Died,” David has just released his newest book, “Lednorf’s Dilemma,” that under the guise of fiction, describes what has and can happen when a group falls under the spell of a charismatic, cult leader.