Lawrence Wittner

Dr. Lawrence Wittner is Professor of History emeritus at SUNY/Albany and the author of Confronting the Bomb (Stanford University Press.)

Amid Widespread Disease, Death, and Poverty, the Major Powers Increased Their Military Spending in 2020

Opposition to Abolishing Nuclear Weapons—and What Could Help to Overcome It

The U.S. Government Should Promote the General Welfare

A Rapidly-Globalizing World Needs Strengthened Global Governance

Is the Nationalist Tide Receding?

Trump’s Broken Promises to U.S. Factory Workers

Memories of Voter Suppression

Where Does the Democratic Party Stand on War, Peace, and International Relations?

American Workers Have Been Given a Raw Deal Throughout the Trump Era

Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic, America’s Billionaires Thrive and Prosper

If Farmworkers Are “Essential,” Why Are They Treated So Badly?

Will the Coronavirus Pandemic Help Curb War and Militarism?

The Coronavirus Pandemic, Like Other Global Catastrophes, Reveals the Limitations of Nationalism

The World’s Major Military and Economic Powers Find Happiness Elusive

Trump’s Budget Proposal Reveals His Values

Trump Betrays His Promise to Protect and Fight for American Workers

Could the Climate Crisis be “The Good News of Damnation”?

A Historian Reflects on the Return of Fascism

Americans are Ready for a Different Approach to Nuclear Weapons

A Boss is a Boss: Nurses Battle for Their First Union Contract at Albany Medical Center

The People of the World

The Widening Gap Between the Super-Rich and Other Americans

Why Are Americans So Confused About the Meaning of “Democratic Socialism”?

The Two Internationalisms

Trump has Blocked Wage Gains for American Workers

Dear Moderators of the Presidential Debates: How About Raising the Issue of How to Avert Nuclear War?

Billionaires and American Politics

How About a Peace Race Instead of an Arms Race?

Breaking the Grip of Militarism: The Story of Vieques

Most Americans Reject Trump’s “America First” Policy

What Democratic Socialism Is and Is Not

Should the U.S. Government Abide by the International Law It Has Created and Claims to Uphold?

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

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

Do We Really Need Billionaires?

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

Reviving the Nuclear Disarmament Movement: a Practical Proposal

Lurching Toward Catastrophe: The Trump Administration and Nuclear Weapons

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

Today’s College Students Are Paying More for Less

Trump’s Foreign Policy Is Awful, But There’s a Better Alternative than the Establishment’s Version

Let’s Tax the Rich

Has Democratic Socialism a Future in American Politics?

Getting Ready for Nuclear War

Who Benefits from the “Booming Economy”?

Which Nations Are the Happiest―and Why

U.S. Government Is Boosting Military Spending to Record Levels

The Trump Administration’s War on Workers

The “Merchants of Death” Survive and Prosper

The Peace Movement and Electoral Politics