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


Why Should Trump? or Anyone? Be Able to Launch a Nuclear War?

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“The accession of Donald Trump to the U.S. presidency brings us face-to-face with a question that many have tried to avoid since 1945:…”

Lawrence Wittner
Published in: Daily Kos, Huffington Post, South Coast Today, Counterpunch, History News Network, World Beyond War, War is a Crime, Antiwar, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, Portside, Newberry Observer, Las Vegas Sun, Gilmer Free Press, San Diego Informer, LA Progressive, Rise Up Times
Date: February 26,27,28, March 1,3,7,10,11,13,2017
835 Words

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Should We Keep Wasting Money on Missile Defense?or Invest in Something Useful?

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“When Americans criticize wasteful government spending, they often fail to realize that the biggest sinkhole for public funds is what’s described as “national defense”?a program that…”

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Published in: Counterpunch, Huffington Post, History News Network, Daily Kos, Los Angeles Informer, Truthout, Gilmer Free Press, Z Net
Date: January 29,30,31,February 1,2,6,9,2017
956 Words

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A Peace Agenda for the New Administration

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“The looming advent of the Trump administration in Washington threatens to worsen an already deeply troubling international situation….”

Lawrence Wittner
Published in: Daily Kos, Huffington Post, History News Network, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, Sierra County Prospect
Date: January 15,16,17,18,19,2017
953 Words

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The Scandal of Vast Inequality in Retirement Pay

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“Cato the Elder, a Roman senator and historian, once remarked: “Cessation of work is not accompanied by cessation of expenses.””

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Published in: Counterpunch, Portside, Z Net, War is a Crime, The Herald, LA Progressive, Gilmer Free Press, History News Network, Daily Kos, Sierra County Prospect
Date: December 21,22,24,27,28,2016
820 Words

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Scapegoating by the Political Right: A Mask for Privilege

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“Recently, many commentators have expressed surprise at the romance between the incoming Trump administration and the hate-filled ranks of racial, religious, and nativist bigots.”

Lawrence S. Wittner
Published in: History News Network, Daily Kos, War is a Crime, Huffington Post, LA Progressive, Counterpunch, RICentral, Daily Kos, Gilmer Free Press, The Free Weekly, Eureka Spring News, Z Net
Date: December 11,13,16,24,2016
958 Words

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