Robert Jay Lifton

Robert Jay Lifton is one of America’s leading psychohistorians, renowned for his studies of people under stress and the author of numerous books, including Death in Life: Survivors of Hiroshima (1967), Home from the War: Vietnam Veterans — Neither Victims nor Executioners (1973), and The Nazi Doctors: Medical Killing and the Psychology of Genocide (1986).

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Climate change itself works against nuclear power; severe droughts have led to the shutting down of reactors as the surrounding waters become too warm to provide the vital cooling function. (Photo: Reinhard Marscha - stock.adobe.com) Views
Tuesday, July 30, 2019
The False Promise of Nuclear Power
Commentators from Greenpeace to the World Bank agree that climate change is an emergency, threatening civilization and life on our planet. Any solution must involve the control of greenhouse gas emissions by phasing ou t fossil fuels and switching to alternative technologies that do not impair the...
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Friday, September 15, 2017
"A Duty to Warn" and the Dangerous Case of Donald Trump
There will not be a book published this fall more urgent, important, or controversial than The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump , the work of 27 psychiatrists, psychologists and mental health experts to assess President Trump’s mental health. They had come together last March at a conference at Yale...
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