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


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
Date: August 2,3,4,2018
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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Getting Ready for Nuclear War

“Although many people have criticized the bizarre nature of Donald Trump’s diplomacy with North Korea, his recent lovefest with Kim Jong Un does have the potential to reduce the dangers posed by nuclear weapons on the Korean peninsula…”

Lawrence Wittner
Published in: History News Network, Lawrence S. Wittner Blog, Bainbridge Island Review, Z Net, War is a Crime, Antiwar
Date: June 19,20,2018
884 Words

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Who Benefits from the “Booming Economy”?

“Although the U.S. mass media are awash with stories about America’s “booming economy,” the benefits are distributed very unequally, when they are distributed at all…”

Lawrence Wittner
Published in: History News Network, War is a Crime, The Delaware State News, Daily Kos, LA Progressive, The Virginia Gazette, Counterpunch, Sierra County Prospect, Tacoma Weekly, The News International, Sentinel News
Date: June 10,11,13,14,15,2018
794 Words

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Which Nations Are the Happiest?and Why

“America’s oft-quoted Declaration of Independence, when discussing “unalienable rights,” focused on “Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.” Although “happiness” is rarely referred to by today’s government officials, the general assumption in the United States and elsewhere is that governments are supposed to be fostering the happiness of their citizens…”

Lawrence Wittner
Published in: War is a Crime, Daily Kos, The Gilmer Mirror, Pagosa Daily Post, Counterpunch, Sierra County Prospect, Z Net, History News Network, Gilmer Free Press, Superior Telegram, Bainbridge Island Review, LA Progressive, The PeaceWorker
Date: April 15,16,17,18,23,2018
877 Words

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