Robert Jay Lifton

Robert Jay Lifton has written over 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 and The Nazi Doctors: Medical Killing and the Psychology of Genocide, as well as The Climate Swerve and The Assault on Reality (both published by The New Press). He is a co-founder of the Wellfleet Psychohistory Group which has been meeting at his home in Wellfleet, Massachusetts, for over forty years. He served as an Air Force psychiatrist in Japan and Korea, and has taught at Washington School of Psychiatry, Harvard University, and the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. He lives in New York City and Wellfleet, MA.

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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