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Robert Jay Lifton

Robert Jay LiftonBorn: 16-May-1926
Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Psychiatrist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Nazi Doctors

Military service: USAF (psychiatrist, 1951-53, US, Japan, Korea)

Father: Harold A. Lifton
Mother: Ciel Roth
Wife: Betty Jean Kirschner (m. 1952, two children)

    University: Cornell University
    Medical School: MD, New York Medical College (1948)
    Scholar: Research Associate in Psychiatry, Harvard University (1956-61)
    Professor: School of Medicine, Yale University (1961-)

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Author of books:
Thought Reform and the Psychology of Totalism: A Study of "Brainwashing" in China (1961)
Revolutionary Immortality: Mao Tse-Tung and the Chinese Cultural Revolution (1968)
Death in Life: Survivors of Hiroshima (1968)
Home from the War: Vietnam Veterans: Neither Victims nor Executioners (1973)
The Life of the Self: Toward a New Psychology (1976)
The Broken Connection: On Death and the Continuity of Life (1979)
Indefensible Weapons: The Political and Psychological Case against Nuclearism (1982, with Richard A. Falk)
The Nazi Doctors: Medical Killing and the Psychology of Genocide (1986)
The Protean Self: Human Resilience in an Age of Fragmentation (1993)
Hiroshima in America: Fifty Years of Denial (1995, with Greg Mitchell)
Destroying the World to Save It: Aum Shinrikyo, Apocalyptic Violence, and the New Global Terrorism (2000)
Superpower Syndrome: America's Apocalyptic Confrontation With the World (2003)


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