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Hubbard wasn't an idiot. He was a competent though not brilliant writer, and he ran a successful cult. He was not remotely a genius; not even a flawed one. His vaunted 'Study Tech' is only really useful for giving students confidence in learning very simple things, like the rote gibberish of Scientology. It is a serious impediment to learning anything that's actually difficult. Traditional high school education has a lot of flaws, but Hubbard's Study Tech only promises to do better. It doesn't deliver.
It wasn't even his Study Tech.
I can't remember where I read this but apparently two of his followers at Saint Hill spent some time explaining to him the study tech they'd developed and the next day he did a lecture announcing this new Study Tech that he said he'd developed.