David Miscavige, the seldom-seen leader of the church, comes forth in his first newspaper interview to talk of a more peaceful time for Scientology.
October 25, 1998
Stories by THOMAS C. TOBIN
ęSt Petersburg Times [ Link to original article]
LOS ANGELES -- When David Miscavige recounts his rise to power in the Church of Scientology -- a journey that began when he quit high school at age 16 -- it is mostly a story of war. War against renegade Scientologists. War against Scientology's critics. War against its one-time arch enemy, the IRS.
But Scientology's 38-year-old leader insists he is a determined peace-maker as well.
After years spent well outside the public's radar screen, Miscavige says he plans to step forward now and take a central role in trying to end differences with those who still oppose Scientology, the self-improvement "technology" devised by the late L. Ron Hubbard in the early 1950s.
A Day at Gold Base with David Miscavige,
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