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

Publications:
-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


Lurching Toward Catastrophe: The Trump Administration and Nuclear Weapons

“In July 2017, by a vote of 122 to 1, with one abstention, nations from around the world attending a United Nations-sponsored conference in New York City voted to approve a treaty to ban nuclear weapons…”

Lawrence Wittner
Published in: Common Dreams, Antiwar, War is a Crime, LA Progressive, Daily Kos, Satish Sharma’s Rotigraphy Blog, Bainbridge Island Review, Sierra County Prospect, The Sunburg News, History News Network, The Raw Story
Date: November 18,19,20,21,25,2018
971 Words

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What’s Happened to the Big Wage Increases Promised by Republicans?

“The recent announcement by the founder of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, that his company would give substantial raises to its lowest-paid employees should not blind us to the fact that most American workers are not receiving big wage increases. In fact, the real wages (that is, wages adjusted for inflation) of average American workers are declining…”

Lawrence Wittner
Published in: Common Dreams, Tacoma Weekly, Bainbridge Island Review, Z Net, History News Network, The Raw Story, RICentral, The Sunburg News, LA Progressive, Sierra County Prospect, Gilmer Free Press, Baltimore Times, The Smirking
Date: October 7,9,10,11,12,13,17,2018
650 Words

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Today’s College Students Are Paying More for Less

“Despite the soaring costs of attending American colleges and universities, their students are receiving an education that falls far short of the one experienced by earlier generations…”

Lawrence Wittner
Published in: History News Network, Daily Kos, War is a Crime, Pagosa Daily Post, Bainbridge Island Review, Sky Valley Chronicle, Sierra County Prospect, LA Progressive, Counterpunch, The Sunburg News, History News Network, West Side Gazette, Charleston Gazette-Mail, Z Net, Rinf Alternative News, The Valley Chronicle, Popular Resistance, Medium
Date: September 9,10,11,12,13,16,September 13,16,2018
958 Words

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Trump’s Foreign Policy Is Awful, But There’s a Better Alternative than the Establishment’s Version

“Since the advent of the Trump administration, large numbers of Americans have been aghast at its narrow nationalist approach to world affairs…”

Lawrence Wittner
Published in: The Boca Raton Tribune, Counterpunch, War is a Crime, Common Dreams, LA Progressive, Medium, Gilmer Free Press, History News Network, The Sunburg News, Bainbridge Island Review, Medium
Date: August 2,3,4,13,September 2,2018
938 Words

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Let’s Tax the Rich

“Whatever happened to the notion that rich people should pay their fair share of the cost for their country’s public programs?…”

Lawrence Wittner
Published in: Daily Kos, History News Network, War is a Crime, Z Net, LA Progressive, Medium, Counterpunch, West Side Gazette, The News International, Sierra County Prospect, Daily Kos, Gilmer Free Press, Gilmer Free Press
Date: July 29,30,August 1,2,5,6,2018
969 Words

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Has Democratic Socialism a Future in American Politics?

“Recently, when 28-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, an obscure, upfront democratic socialist from the Bronx, easily defeated one of the most powerful U.S. Congressmen in the Democratic primary…”

Lawrence Wittner
Published in: History News Network, Common Dreams, LA Progressive, Counterpunch, Radio Free, The Smirking Chimp, The Adams Chronicler, Bainbridge Island Review, Sierra County Prospect, Daily Kos, The Smirking Chimp, The Sunburg News, Z Net, California Press
Date: July 8,9,10,11,2018
899 Words

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