Historian Laina Farhat-Holzman, writing in the Santa Cruz Sentinel, says, "Any time you feel like complaining about our system of government, take a look at how absolute power works — and how secrecy protects it."  She cites:

  • "The Catholic Pedophile Priest problem
  • "Renegade Mormons
  • "Jonestown and Other Messianic Cults
  • "Orthodox Jewish Utopian Communities
  • "The Animal Liberation Front; and
  • "A serious Muslim Family Problem."