Robert Jay Lifton is the author of The Nazi Doctors, winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize; Death in Life: Survivors of Hiroshima, which won the National Book Award; Destroying the World to Save It: Aum Shinrikyo, Apocalyptic Violence, and the New Global Terrorism; and most recently, Superpower Syndrome: America’s Apocalyptic Confrontation with the World. He teaches at Harvard Medical School and lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.