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Editors’ note: As we approach our fiftieth anniversary, in February 2023, we will, every week, highlight an important story from our past and offer some perspective on it. In a five-decades-long career, Pulitzer Prize–winning author and journalist Lawrence Wright has covered such contentious institutions as the Church of Scientology and the CIA, but he has been sued only once. That was by Madalyn Murray O’Hair, infamous atheist activist and the subject of a 1989 profile he wrote for Texas Monthly. Shortly after the piece’s publication, Wright received a knock on his front door. “There was a constable there, and she hands me this piece of paper that says, in really big, bold letters, ‘You Have Been Sued,’ so there’s no mistaking it,” Wright recalls. “And my wife Roberta…

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