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Alperovitz, Gar

Works: 69 works in 298 publications in 7 languages and 10,567 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Documentary films  Educational films  Filmed lectures  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author, Other, Contributor, Editor, Narrator
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Most widely held works about Gar Alperovitz
Most widely held works by Gar Alperovitz
The decision to use the atomic bomb and the architecture of an American myth by Gar Alperovitz( Book )

38 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most controversial issues absorbing America today: Was it necessary to drop the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki? Fifty years after the fateful summer of 1945, we are still debating Harry Truman's decision. Now, in an exhaustive, thoroughly documented study of the events of that time, Gar Alperovitz makes plain why the United States did not need to deploy the bomb, how Truman was advised of alternatives to it by nearly every civilian and military adviser, and how his final decision was later justified by what amounted to a deception - the claim that the action saved half a million to a million American soldiers who might otherwise have died in an invasion. Alperovitz demonstrates that Japan was close to surrender, that it was profoundly threatened by the prospect of Soviet entry into the war, and that American leaders knew the end was near. Military commanders like Eisenhower, Arnold, and Leahy saw no need to use the bomb; most of Truman's key Cabinet members urged a clarification of the position of Japan's Emperor to speed surrender. But the inexperienced president listened most intently to his incoming secretary of state, James F. Byrnes, and Byrnes was convinced the bomb would be an important diplomatic instrument in dealing with the Soviets
Atomic diplomacy: Hiroshima and Potsdam; the use of the atomic bomb and the American confrontation with Soviet power by Gar Alperovitz( Book )

71 editions published between 1965 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 2,144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Assessment of the influence of the atomic factor on U.S.-Russian relations since the Hiroshima bombing under the Truman administration
Making a place for community : local democracy in a global era by Thad Williamson( )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 1,294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this title, the authors argue that death of community is being caused by contemporary policies that, if not changed, will continue to foster the decline of community
Rebuilding America by Gar Alperovitz( Book )

10 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America beyond capitalism : reclaiming our wealth, our liberty, and our democracy by Gar Alperovitz( Book )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In his new book, Gar Alperovitz argues that the first decade of the twenty-first century - challenged by growing economic inequality, the devaluing of civil liberties, and a government unresponsive to the people - is already producing conditions that will force the United States to undergo historic changes." "There have been five major political realignments in American history, from before the Progressive Era to beyond the New Deal. All have occurred in the face of the argument that major change was impossible. America Beyond Capitalism shows that increasing numbers of citizens are also quietly beginning to take meaningful local and national action that can ultimately give explosive force to a new approach."--Jacket
What then must we do? : straight talk about the next American revolution by Gar Alperovitz( Book )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Never before have so many Americans been more frustrated with our economic system, more fearful that it is failing, or more open to fresh ideas about a new one. The seeds of a new economy--and, if we act upon it, a new system--are forming. What is that next system? It's not corporate capitalism, not state socialism, but something else--something entirely American. In What Then Must We Do?, Gar Alperovitz speaks directly to the reader about why the time is right for a revolutionary new economy movement, what it means to democratize the ownership of wealth, what it will take to build a new system to replace the decaying one--and how to strengthen our communities through cooperatives, worker-owned companies, neighborhood corporations, small and medium-size independent businesses, and publicly owned enterprises. For the growing group of Americans pacing at the edge of confidence in the old system, or already among its detractors, What Then Must We Do? offers an evolutionary, common-sense solution for moving from despair and anger to strategy and action."--Publisher's website
Building a sustainable and desirable economy-in-society-in-nature by Robert Constanza( )

10 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world has changed dramatically. We no longer live in a world relatively empty of humans and their artifacts. We now live in the "Anthropocene" era in a full world where humans are dramatically altering our ecological life-support system. Our traditional economic concepts and models were developed in an empty world. If we are to create sustainable prosperity, if we seek "improved human well-being and social equity, while significantly reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities," we are going to need a new vision of the economy and its relationship to the rest of the world that is better adapted to the new conditions we face. We are going to need an economics that respects planetary boundaries, that recognizes the dependence of human well-being on social relations and fairness, and that recognizes that the ultimate goal is real, sustainable human well-being, not merely growth of material consumption. This new economics recognizes that the economy is embedded in a society and culture that are themselves embedded in an ecological life-support system, and that the economy cannot grow forever on this finite planet. In this report, we discuss the need to focus more directly on the goal of sustainable human well-being rather than merely GDP growth. This includes protecting and restoring nature, achieving social and intergenerational fairness (including poverty alleviation), stabilizing population, and recognizing the significant nonmarket contributions to human well-being from natural and social capital. To do this, we need to develop better measures of progress that go well beyond GDP and begin to measure human well-being and its sustainability more directly
Unjust deserts : how the rich are taking our common inheritance by Gar Alperovitz( Book )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Warren Buffett, one of the wealthiest men in the world, was worth over $60 billion in 2008. Does he "deserve" all this money? Ask Buffett himself and he will acknowledge that "society is responsible for a very significant percentage of what I've earned."" "Taking a cue from Buffett's candid admission. Unjust Deserts poses an entirely original challenge to the lopsided distribution of wealth and income in today's troubled economy. Gar Alperovitz and Lew Daly demonstrate that up to 90 percent - and perhaps even more - of private earnings derive not from individual ingenuity, effort, or investment, but from what they describe as the unjust appropriation of our collective inheritance: namely, the scientific and technological knowledge that makes today's economy tick." "If society - past and present - is largely responsible for the discoveries and knowledge that make possible the accumulation of vast fortunes in today's economy, the authors ask whether such a tiny fraction of the population truly deserves to keep the rewards for themselves, while the rest of us - society at large - is left holding the bag. This leads inevitably to a powerful and persuasive new political case for the redistribution of wealth, based on the idea that the very source of that wealth is society itself. Offering a sweeping argument that is based on a rich array of historical, economic, and technological research. Unjust Deserts gives us a bold new vision for economic equality in profoundly unequal times."--Jacket
Cold war essays by Gar Alperovitz( Book )

13 editions published between 1969 and 1970 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strategy and program: two essays toward a new American socialism by Staughton Lynd( Book )

5 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

S. 1-48: Lynd, Staughton: Prospects for the left
American economic policy : problems and prospects( Book )

9 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The next American revolution( Visual )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While there's been no shortage of commentary about the structural crisis plaguing the American economic and political system, from wage stagnation and chronic unemployment to unchecked corporate and state power and growing inequality, analyses that offer practical, politically viable solutions to these problems have been few and far between. This illustrated presentation from distinguished historian and political economist Gar Alperovitz is a rare and stunning exception. Pointing to efforts already under way in thousands of communities across the U.S., from co-ops and community land trusts to municipal, state, and federal initiatives that promote entrepreneurship and sustainability, Alperovitz marshals years of research to show how bottom-up strategies can work to check monopolistic corporate power, democratize wealth, and empower communities. The result is a highly accessible look at the current economy and a common-sense roadmap for building a system more in sync with American values
Hiroshima : die Entscheidung für den Abwurf der Bombe by Gar Alperovitz( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in German and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Atomare Diplomatie, Hiroshima und Potsdam by Gar Alperovitz( Book )

6 editions published between 1965 and 1968 in 3 languages and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Building a Sustainable and Desirable Economy-in-Society-in-Nature : Report to the United Nations for the 2012 Rio+20 Conference by Peter Victor( )

1 edition published in 2013 in Undetermined and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un asso nella manica : la diplomazia atomica americana: Potsdam e Hiroshima by Gar Alperovitz( Book )

3 editions published in 1966 in Italian and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diplomacia atômica by Gar Alperovitz( Book )

14 editions published between 1966 and 1973 in 4 languages and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The costs of continued unemployment by Steven M Sheffrin( Book )

2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Free our planet of nuclear weapons : for our town, ocean and motherland( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Host Elicia Funatsu travels to the United States, Japan, the former Soviet Union and the Marshall Islands interviewing people whose lives have been affected by nuclear warfare and nuclear weapons testing. Background information about government knowledge of health hazards and Cold War ideology is provided by historian Gar Alperovitz and others
Index of environmental trends : an assessment of twenty-one key environmental indicators in nine industrialized countries over the past two decades( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The decision to use the atomic bomb and the architecture of an American myth
Atomic diplomacy: Hiroshima and Potsdam; the use of the atomic bomb and the American confrontation with Soviet powerMaking a place for community : local democracy in a global eraAmerica beyond capitalism : reclaiming our wealth, our liberty, and our democracyUnjust deserts : how the rich are taking our common inheritance
Alternative Names
Alperovitz, G. 1936-

Alprovic, G.

Alprovit︠s︡, G. (Gar)

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Алпровиц, Г.

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알페로비츠, 가 1936-

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