LawrenceS. Wittner

Lawrence Wittner received his Ph.D. in History from Columbia University (1967), and has taught since then at Hampton Institute, Vassar College, Japanese universities (under the Fulbright program), and at the State University of New York/Albany. He is currently Professor of History emeritus at SUNY/Albany.

Areas of Expertise:
History of peace and nuclear disarmament movements; history of U.S. foreign and military policy; international history; nuclear arms control and disarmament

-Rebels Against War
-Cold War America
-American Intervention in Greece, -1943-1949
-One World or None
-Resisting the Bomb
-Toward Nuclear Abolition
-Confronting the Bomb
-Working for Peace and Justice
-(editor) MacArthur
-(associate editor) Biographical Dictionary of Modern Peace Leaders
-(editor) Peace/Mir
-(co-editor) Peace Action
-and over 250 articles and book reviews

Whatever happened to an affordable college education?

“As U.S. college students?and their families?know all too well, the cost of a higher education in the United States has skyrocketed in recent decades…”

Author: Lawrence Wittner
Published in: The Yolo County Enterprise, Bainbridge Island Review, Porterville Recorder, Lassen County California Times, Daily Kos, ZNet, LA Progressive, War Is a Crime, The Mountain City Tennessee Tomahawk, Gilmer West Virginia Free Press, The Sierra County Prospect, Emmitsburg Maryland News-Journal
Date: 2019, June 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 21
964 words

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How about a peace race instead of an arms race?

“In late April, the highly-respected Stockholm International Peace Research Institute reported that, in 2018, world military expenditures rose…”

Author: Lawrence Wittner
Published in: Counterpunch, Peace & Change, Bainbridge Island Review, Waging Peace, LA Progressive, ZNet, Daily Kos, War Is a Crime, Kashmir Times, Pagosa Springs Colorado Daily Post, The Sierra County Prospect, Emmitsburg Maryland News-Journal, History Mystery, Gilmer West Virginia Free Press, Satish Sharma
Date: 2019, May 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, June 1
995 words

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Breaking the grip of militarism: The story of Vieques

“Vieques is a small Puerto Rican island with some 9,000 inhabitants. Fringed by palm trees and lovely beaches…”

Lawrence Wittner
Published in:CounterPunch, The Sierra County Prospect, Stan Van Houke, Sentinel News, Portside, Bainbridge Island Review, Daily Kos, World Beyond War, South Coast Today, LA Progressive,, War Is a Crime, Z Net, Uncommon Thought, Altheo News, Salem News
2019 April 29, 30, May 1, 2, 4, 6, 9
995 words

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Most Americans reject Trump’s “America First” policy

“As president, Donald Trump has leaned heavily upon what he has called an “America First” policy. This nationalist approach involves walking away from cooperative agreements with other nations…”

Lawrence Wittner
Published in: Common Dreams, Counterpunch, Bainbridge Island Review, LA Progressive, Daily Kos, War Is a Crime, Pagosa Daily Post, Vox Populi, Emmitsburg News-Journal, The Sierra County Prospect, Gilmer Free Press, News Fix, The Smirking Chimp, Satish Sharma
Date: 2019 April 23, 25, 26, 27, 29, May 2, 4, 6
962 Words

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What Democratic Socialism is and is not

“In recent weeks, Donald Trump and other Republicans have begun to tar their Democratic opponents with the “socialist” brush, contending that the adoption of socialist policies…”

Lawrence Wittner
Published in: Axis of Logic, Counterpunch, Bainbridge Island Review, Common Dreams, The Sunbury News, The Sierra County Prospect, History News Network, South Coast Today,, War Is a Crime, T & D, Pagosa Daily Post, Lassen County Times, ZNet, Daily Kos, Brewminate, Gilmer Free Press, LA Progressive, Posey County News Open Society,
Date: 2019, March 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, April 1, 2, 7, 10
967 words

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