The Full Wiki

Gifts of Deceit: Map


Wikipedia article:

Map showing all locations mentioned on Wikipedia article:

Gifts of Deceit: Sun Myung Moon, Tongsun Park, and the Korean Scandal is a non-fiction book on Koreagate and the Fraser Committee, a congressional subcommittee which investigated South Korean influence in the United States by the KCIA and the Unification Church, authored by Robert Boettcher, with Gordon L. Freedman. The book was published in paperback and hardcover editions, in 1980.

About the author

Robert Boettcher graduated with an M.S. in international relations, from Georgetown Universitymarker. Boettcher served the United States as a Foreign Service officer. Boettcher later was the staff director to the House Subcommittee on International Relations, which headed the investigation into Tongsun Park, Sun Myung Moon and the Unification Church. In this capacity, Boettcher served under the Congressional Committee's chair, Congressman Donald Fraser.

Cited by secondary works

Boettcher's work is cited extensively in Farrell's Tip O'Neill and the Democratic Century. The book itself was noted in United States Congressional investigations on "The Cult Phenomenon in the United States", in 1979. Gifts of Deceit is also cited in Breen's The Koreans: Who They Are, What They Want, Where Their Future Lies, Anderson's Inside the League, and is recommended reading by Olsen's Korea, the Divided Nation and Kim's Dictionary of Asian-American History.

In addition to political books, Gifts of Deceit is cited in books which analyze new religious movements, including Another Gospel, The Future of New Religious Movements, Crime, Values, and Religion, Spiritual Warfare, and more recently in Jenkins' Mystics and Messiahs, in 2000.

Usage as reference

Gifts of Deceit was referenced in a 1989 Task Force Report by the American Psychiatric Association, entitled: "Cults and New Religious Movements".

The book was also referenced in the Nomination hearing before the United States Senate, for Edward J. Derwinski. Portions of the book were quoted and read into the public record.


In his work, The Ethics of Citizenship, James Stockdale recommends Gifts of Deceit and states that it is "very revealing", and deals with the "questionable conduct" of Sun Myung Moon. The New Republic called it a "most complete account" of Sun Myung Moon. The Washington Post reviewed the work, but stated that portions of the Koreagate Scandal may have been due to media hype.


External links

See also

Embed code:

Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address