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.

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