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Frame of Reference

Jim Before Jonestown

How does a beloved community member turn out to be a deranged cult leader? Or is it vice versa?

By Nancy Wong — Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Wikimedia Commons

Most of us are least somewhat familiar with the cult at Jonestown, or at the very least, we’ve heard the phrase, ‘drinking the Kool-Aid,’ a reference to the cyanide-laced drink members of the church-turned-cult, Peoples Temple drank on their last day on earth.

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Elan Cassandra

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