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 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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Trump’s Budget Proposal Reveals His Values

“It is often said that government budgets are “an expression of values.” Those values are clear in the Trump administration’s $4.8 trillion budget proposal for 2021, unveiled early this February…”

Lawrence Wittner
Published in: History News Network, The Smirking Chimp, Counterpunch, Bainbridge Island Review, Reader Supported News, Gulf Breeze News, Art Voice, LA Progressive
Date:
969 Words

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Trump Betrays His Promise to Protect and Fight for American Workers

“ampaigning for the presidency in 2016, Donald Trump promised that, if he was elected, “American worker[s] will finally have a president who will protect them and fight for them.” Has he kept this promise?… ”

Lawrence Wittner
Published in: Raw Story, History News Network, AlterNet, BuzzFlash, The Smirking Chimp, Daily Koss, War is a Crime, Z Net, LA Progressive, People’s World, Portside, Gilmer Free Press, Dissident Voice, Bellevue Reporter, Counterpunch, Snoqualmie Valley Record, Issaquah Reporter, Brewminate, Mercer Island
Date: February 23,24,March 2,3,4,5,2020
891 Words

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Could the climate crisis be “The Good News of Damnation”?

“On August 12, 1945, six days after the U.S. government obliterated the city of Hiroshima with a single atomic bomb, Robert Hutchins, the president of the University of Chicago, delivered a remarkable public address. Speaking on his weekly radio program, the Chicago Roundtable, Hutchins observed that Leon Bloy, a French philosopher, had referred to “the good news of damnation” under the assumption that only the fear of perpetual hellfire would motivate moral behavior…”

Lawrence Wittner
Published in: Counterpunch, History News Network, Bainbridge Island Review, War is a Crime, Daily Koss, Reader Supported News, Dissident Voice, Z Net, The Russophile, The Chronicle, LA Progressive, Sentinel News
Date: January 29,2020
852 Words

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A Historian Reflects on the Return of Fascism

“Back in 1941, the year of my birth, fascism stood on the brink of conquering the world. During the preceding decades, movements of the Radical Right—mobilized by demagogues into a cult of virulent nationalism…”

Lawrence Wittner
Published in: The Smirking Chimp, Raw Story, War is a Crime, Alter Net, History News Network, WN, Daily Kos, Common Dreams, The Evening Times, Bainbridge Island Review, Z Net, LA Progressive, History News Network, Portside, Press & Journal, Brewminate
Date: January 5,6,7,10,15,2020
967 Words

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