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John Leifer

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John Leifer has a keen interest in national defense, and has written numerous articles on the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. His point of view has been shaped by interaction with key governmental agencies, independent scientists, and noted observers. His interviewees have ranged from the former chief nuclear weapons designer at Los Alamos to Nobel Laureates. Leifer has served on various panels, including a presidential panel charged with investigating the level of information sharing between CIA, NSA, DIA, and other branches of the intelligence community following 9/11. When not focused on national defense, Leifer writes extensively about health care issues. He is the author of two non-fiction books: After You Hear It's Cance ...more

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John Leifer I remind myself that the Israelites survived in the desert for forty years...surely I can survive times when the words simply don't flow.
John Leifer It's certainly not the social interaction, monetary rewards, or recognition! It is about being able to educate the public regarding critical societal…moreIt's certainly not the social interaction, monetary rewards, or recognition! It is about being able to educate the public regarding critical societal issues, which in my case relate to health care, with the hope of fomenting change. (less)
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After I Heard the Words, “It’s Cancer”


As the author of After You Hear It’s Cancer: A Guide to Surviving the Difficult Journey Ahead, I thought I understood the magnitude of the impact of a cancer diagnosis on patients. After all, I had written about it at length – describing that instant when one hears words so powerful that his or her world comes to a grinding halt, and future dreams dissolve in an overwhelming cloud of anxiety.


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John Leifer I just finished re-reading The Happiness Hypothesis by Jonathan Haidt. The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom

Beyond providing an excellent overview of the field of Positive Psychology, Haidt does a masterful job of taking on intellectually daunting issues, such as the role of virtue in human development...translating his erudite thoughts into easily understood prose without any hint of condescension.

It's worth a read, followed by a second read some time later.


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