Ed asks: In fantasy and science fiction worlds, ending a cult is just a matter of killing the leader. How would that work in the real world, or at least a realistic setting?

Resources Mentioned:
The Wrong Way Home: Uncovering the Patterns of Cult Behavior in American Society, by Arthur Deikman
Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology, by Leah Remini
The Unbreakable Miss Lovely by Tony Ortega
Stolen Innocence by Elissa Wall
Waco: A Survivor’s Story by David Thibodeau
Seductive Poison: A Jonestown Survivor’s Story of Life and Death in the People’s Temple by Deborah Layton
Stories from Jonestown by Leigh Fondakowski
A Manual for Creating Atheists by Peter Boghossian
Radical: My Journey out of Islamist Extremism by Maajid Nawaz
Underground: The Tokyo Gas Attack and the Japanese Psyche by Haruki Murakami
Girl on a Wire: Walking the Line Between Faith and Freedom in the Westboro Baptist Church by Libby Phelps

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