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


Don’t Expect Rulers of Nuclear-Armed Nations to Accept Nuclear Disarmament?Unless They’re Pushed to Do So

“At the beginning of February 2019, the two leading nuclear powers took an official step toward resumption of the nuclear arms race. On February 1, the U.S. government…”

Lawrence Wittner
Published in: Common Dreams, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, LA Progressive, Gilmer Free Press, The News International, The Sunburg News, Sierra County Prospect
Date: February 8,11,13,15,19,2019
961 Words

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As Nations Get Ready for Nuclear War, Their Governments Work to Create the Illusion of Safety

“Ever since the U.S. atomic bombings of Japanese cities in August 1945, a specter has haunted the world?the specter of nuclear annihilation…”

Lawrence Wittner
Published in: Counterpunch, History News Network, LA Progressive, Common Dreams, The Smirking Chimp, Z Net, War is a Crime, History News Network, Satish Sharma’s Rotigraphy Blog, The Sunburg News, Daily Kos, Gilmer Free Press, Sierra County Prospect, The Posey County News
Date: January 24,25,27,29,30,February 1,4,2019
950 Words

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Do We Really Need Billionaires?

“According to numerous reports, the world’s billionaires keep increasing in number and, especially, in wealth…”

Lawrence Wittner
Published in: Daily Kos, Common Dreams, LA Progressive, Alternet, History News Network, The Sunburg News, Bainbridge Island Review, The Reader Magazine, Z Net, The Smirking Chimp, The Elizabethton Star, Counterpunch, Sentinel News, Alternet, Brewminate, Popular Resistance, South Coast Today, Critical Studies, Sierra County Prospect, The News International, Gilmer Free Press, The Raw Story
Date: January 6,7,8,9,11,16,2019
968 Words

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The United States is First in War, But Trailing in Crucial Aspects of Modern Civilization

“Maybe those delirious crowds chanting “USA, USA” have got something. When it comes to military power, the United States reigns supreme. Newsweek reported in March 2018:…”

Lawrence Wittner
Published in: The Sunburg News, Counterpunch, Daily Kos, Common Dreams, Popular Resistance, Portside, Bainbridge Island Review, Stories in the News, The Reader Magazine, Z Net, LA Progressive, The Russophile, Press & Journal, Information Clearing House, Lassen County Times, Gilmer Free Press, Sierra County Prospect
Date: December 29,30,2018, January 1,2,11,12,2019
938 Words

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Lurching Toward Catastrophe: The Trump Administration and Nuclear Weapons

“In July 2017, by a vote of 122 to 1, with one abstention, nations from around the world attending a United Nations-sponsored conference in New York City voted to approve a treaty to ban nuclear weapons…”

Lawrence Wittner
Published in: Common Dreams, Antiwar, War is a Crime, LA Progressive, Daily Kos, Satish Sharma’s Rotigraphy Blog, Bainbridge Island Review, Sierra County Prospect, The Sunburg News, History News Network, The Raw Story, Pagosa Daily Post, Coalition for Peace Action, Sentinel News, Brewminate, The Reader Magazine, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, Gilmer Free Press
Date: November 18,19,20,21,25,26,2018
971 Words

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What’s Happened to the Big Wage Increases Promised by Republicans?

“The recent announcement by the founder of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, that his company would give substantial raises to its lowest-paid employees should not blind us to the fact that most American workers are not receiving big wage increases. In fact, the real wages (that is, wages adjusted for inflation) of average American workers are declining…”

Lawrence Wittner
Published in: Common Dreams, Tacoma Weekly, Bainbridge Island Review, Z Net, History News Network, The Raw Story, RICentral, The Sunburg News, LA Progressive, Sierra County Prospect, Gilmer Free Press, Baltimore Times, The Smirking
Date: October 7,9,10,11,12,13,17,2018
650 Words

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