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  1. Apr 2022
    1. In Hubbard’s case, the trick was to latch onto popular fads and run with them. It all started with his 1951 book Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health, which was an unabashed parasitization—some have argued, a parody—of the 1948 zeitgeist-bending international bestseller Cybernetics, published by MITs’ prodigy-in-chief Norbert Wiener.

      L. Ron Hubbard's Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental health was a parasitization of Norbert Weiner's 1948 best seller Cybernetics.