Trust Me Podcast: Democratic Workers Party and Bounded Choice in Cults

Trust Me Podcast: Democratic Workers Party and Bounded Choice in Cults

How far would you go for your ideals? Sociologist and author Janja Lalich chats with Lola and Meagan about her time in the 70s as part of a radical Marxist-Leninist group called the Democratic Workers Party, how she became a high-ranking member, and the toll it took on her personal relationships. They discuss how to tell the difference between a legitimate political group and one that’s leaning into cult territory, what “bounded choice” means, and red flags to look out for in any relationship.

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