The Fate of the Earth: Jonathan Schell and His Legacy

August 6, 2020
- 6:00 p.m. EDT
Library of America

The program will mark the seventy-fifth anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the fiftieth anniversary of the first Earth Day. Renowned psychiatrist and author Robert Jay Lifton and Katrina vanden Heuvel, publisher of The Nation, will discuss the writer and friend who put his remarkable literary gifts in the service of disarmament, nonviolence, international cooperation, and the irresistible power of democracy. Historian Martin J. Sherwin, editor of the new LOA collection Jonathan Schell: The Fate of the Earth, The Abolition, The Unconquerable World, will moderate the discussion.