Robert Jay Lifton

Robert Jay Lifton has written over twenty books, including many seminal works in the field such as the National Book Award–winning Death in Life: Survivors of Hiroshima and The Nazi Doctors, as well as The Climate Swerve and Losing Reality (both from The New Press). He has taught at Yale University, Harvard University, and the City University of New York. He lives in New York City and Wellfleet, Massachusetts.

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Spirituality & Practice

Named One of the Best Spiritual Books of 2019 by Spirituality & Practice

Shelf Awareness

Read a review of Losing Reality in Shelf Awareness.

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"Timely and important.... Read Lifton's book. It is packed with wisdom."


“Thoughtful, intelligent, and deeply humane.”


Books by Robert Jay Lifton

The Climate Swerve
Reflections on Mind, Hope, and Survival

Robert Jay Lifton

Losing Reality
On Cults, Cultism, and the Mindset of Political and Religious Zealotry

Robert Jay Lifton