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


The Subversion of New York City’s Official Policy to Curb Police Brutality

“In early November 1966, my sister and I?armed with a bucket of home-made paste, a wide brush, and a thick roll of “Vote No” posters?headed off from my student apartment on the Upper West Side…”

Lawrence Wittner
Published in: LA Progressive, Z Net, Black Star News, War is a Crime, New York Almanack, History News Network, War is a Crime, Dissident Voice, Sierra County Prospect
Date: June 8,10,2020
987 Words

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Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic, America’s Billionaires Thrive and Prosper

“Although most Americans currently face hard times, with unemployment surging to the levels of the Great Depression and enormous numbers of people sick…”

Lawrence Wittner
Published in: Counterpunch, Z Net, Daily Kos, War is a Crime, Anchorage News, Z Net, Press and Journal, Bainbridge Island Review, Daily Journal Media
Date: May 8,11,12,2020
960 Words

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Will the Coronavirus Pandemic Help Curb War and Militarism?

“Decades ago, when I began teaching international history, I used to ask students if they thought it was possible for nations to end their fighting of wars against one another…”

Lawrence Wittner
Published in: Counterpunch, Daily Koss, Progressive Party, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, Lawrence S. Wittner Blog, The Chronicle, Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action, War is a Crime, Z Net, Bainbridge Island Review, Environmentalist against war
Date: April 10,11,14,18,2020
764 Words

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The Coronavirus Pandemic, Like Other Global Catastrophes, Reveals the Limitations of Nationalism

“We live with a profound paradox. Our lives are powerfully affected by worldwide economic, communications, transportation, food supply, and entertainment systems…”

Lawrence Wittner
Published in: Citizens for Global Solutions, History News Network, Daily Koss, The Smirking Chimp, Bainbridge Island Review, War is a Crime, History News Network, Emmitsburg News-Journal, Dissident Voice,Art Voice, Kractivism, Reader Support News, Westside Gazette, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, Brewminate
Date: April 5,6,7,8,2020
924 Words

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The World’s Major Military and Economic Powers Find Happiness Elusive

“Long before the advent of the coronavirus pandemic left people around the world desperate for survival, a popular assumption emerged that national governments are also supposed…”

Lawrence Wittner
Published in: Common Dreams, Daily Koss, LA Progressive, War is a Crime, Anchorage Press, Z Net, Reader Support, EPeak World News, The Russophile, Counterpunch
Date: March 24,25,30,2020
660 Words

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