2015-05-07 18:02:34

The Socialization of Evil, the Death Penalty, Holocaust and Armenian Genocide

For the past five decades, eminent psychiatrist Robert Jay Lifton has written extensively on the psychological dimensions of war, from the U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima, to doctors who aided Nazi crimes, to nuclear war. In 1967, Lifton won a National Book Award for his work "Death in Life: Survivors of Hiroshima." In 1970, he would testify before a Senate Committee about the Vietnam War, warning about the need to help rehumanize returning veterans into society. In 1986 he published the seminal book "The Nazi Doctors: Medical Killing and the Psychology of Genocide." In the final part of our interview, Lifton expounds on what he calls "the socialization of evil," from the Holocaust to Vietnam to the death penalty.

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