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


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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Although Two Out of Three Americans Oppose Increasing U.S. Military Spending, the U.S. Government Is Boosting It to Record Levels

“Early this February, the Republican-controlled Congress passed and President Donald Trump signed…”

Lawrence Wittner
Published in: Counterpunch, Daily Kos, War is a Crime, History News Network, Common Dreams, Baltimore Nonviolence Center, Sierra County Prospect, The PeaceWorker, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War
Date: March 11,12,14,2018
653 Words

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The Trump Administration’s War on Workers

“When Donald Trump was running for the presidency, he promised that, if he was elected, “American worker[s] will finally have a president who will protect them and fight for them.” Today…”

Lawrence Wittner
Published in: History News Network, Daily Kos, War is a Crime, Counterpunch, The Smirking Chimp, Common Dreams, LA Progressive, Critical Studies, Bainbridge Island Review, The Global Progressive, Gilmer Free Press, West Side Gazette
Date: February 18,19,20,25, March 1,2018
990 Words

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The “Merchants of Death” Survive and Prosper

“During the mid-1930s, a best-selling exposé of the international arms trade, combined with a U.S. Congressional investigation of munitions-makers…”

Lawrence Wittner
Published in: Bainbridge Island Review, The Smirking Chimp, War is a Crime, Huffington Post, Common Dreams, History News Network, Straight Line Logic Blog, Sierra County Prospect, Gilmer Free Press, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War
Date: December 31,2017,January 1,2,6,13,2018
1075 Words

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Should We Pay the Staggering Economic and Human Costs of Nuclear Weapons?

“This October, the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) reported that its estimate of the cost for the planned “modernization”…”

Lawrence Wittner
Published in: Daily Kos, Huffington Post, War is a Crime, History News Network, Z Net, Sierra County Prospect, The PeaceWorker, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War
Date: December 10,11,26,2017 January 6,2018
793 Words

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