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Beyond Nuclear Numbing

by Robert Jay Lifton - 1982

Psychological factors are analyzed that might explain why scholars and teachers do not intellectually confront the possibility of nuclear annihilation. Teachers are urged to struggle toward facing that possible reality as a prelude to action. (Source: ERIC)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 84 Number 1, 1982, p. 15-29
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 778, Date Accessed: 9/23/2021 8:29:24 PM

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  • Robert Lifton
    Yale University
    ROBERT JAY LIFTON holds the Foundations' Fund for Research in Psychiatry professorship at Yale University. He has been particularly interested in the relationship between individual psychology and historical change, and in problems surrounding the extreme historical situations of our era. He has taken an active part in the formation of the new field of psychohistory. Among his books are The Broken Connection: On Death and the Continuity of Life; Death in Life; Survivors of Hiroshima, and with Richard Falk, Indefensible Weapons (Basic Books, forthcoming).
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