We at the JIH mourn the loss of our long-time colleague, fellow editor, and loyal supporter. Bruce Mazlish was involved at the beginning, encouraging the establishment of the JIH and giving its founding and its early years his full backing. Subsequently, over many decades, he contributed to the JIH’s reach and strength by reviewing submissions and books, and from time-to-time by nudging the editors to acknowledge new kinds of interdisciplinary pursuits or to innovate boldly in areas such as psychohistory.

Major obituaries in the New York Times and the Boston Globe focused on Mazlish’s psychobiographical writings, especially his published critique in 1972 of President Nixon (whom Mazlish loathed). He also wrote psychoanalytically informed profiles of Henry Kissinger, President Carter, and President Mao. But Mazlish was much more than a psychobiographer, having written extensively on intellectual history (and having been on the editorial board of History and Theory). His first...

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