Robert Jay Lifton

Robert Jay Lifton is a psychiatrist who has written more than twenty books and edited many others, including many seminal works in the field such as the National Book Award–winning Death in Life: Survivors of Hiroshima, The Nazi Doctors: Medical Killing and the Psychology of Genocide, and The Climate Swerve (The New Press). He lives in New York City.

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News and Reviews

Huffington Post

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


“Thoughtful, intelligent, and deeply humane.”

Kirkus Reviews

“A powerful and well-reasoned call to action.”

Washington Post

“Well worth the read.… [A]  prescient handoff to the next generation of scholars."

Books by Robert Jay Lifton

The Climate Swerve
Reflections on Mind, Hope, and Survival

Robert Jay Lifton