Special Event

Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism with Amanda Montell Online Event

Wednesday, December 01, 2021 | 6:30pm

The language of fanatics can range from irritatingly benign (your colleague gets a Peloton and won’t stop talking about Power Zones) to downright alarming (your conspiracy-loving high school friend starts posting “we are the storm” on Facebook). In her new book Cultish, linguist Amanda Montell argues that the key to creating extreme ideology and community, regardless of motive, comes down to language. Join us for a discussion of the language that influences us to join and remain in groups from SoulCycle to Scientology.

Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism is available for purchase at our bookshop.org storefront.