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Sidney Lens
1912-1986
 
 


Sidney Lens (1912-1986) was a labor activist, historian, and author of many books on foreign affairs, American History and social movements.  He was senior editor for The Progressive Magazine, and his articles appeared in Harpers, The Nation, Harvard Business Review,The New York Times and elsewhere. 

His best-known books include The Military-Industrial Complex, The Day Before Doomsday, The Labor Wars  and Permanent War:The Militarization of America.  He also wrote books for young readers, including Vietnam: A War on Two Fronts and The Bomb. His The Forging of the American Empire, originally published in 1974, was reissued in 2003 by Haymarket Books with a new Introduction by Howard Zinn

His autobiography, The Unrepentant Radical: An American Activist’s Account of Five Turbulent Decades, was published by Beacon Press.




 

 

TITLES

THE FORGING OF THE AMERICAN EMPIRE
POVERTY: YESTERDAY AND TODAY
STRIKEMAKERS AND STRIKEBREAKERS
THE UNREPENTANT RADICAL:
AN AMERICAN ACTIVIST’S ACCOUNT
OF FIVE TURBULENT DECADES
RADICALISM IN AMERICA
THE MILITARY-INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX
THE BOMB
VIETNAM: A WAR ON TWO FRONTS
THE DAY BEFORE DOOMSDAY
THE CRISIS OF AMERICAN LABOR
THE PROMISE AND PITFALLS
OF REVOLUTION
THE MAGINOT LINE SYNDROME; AMERICA’S HOPELESS FOREIGN POLICY
THE COUNTERFEIT REVOLUTION
AFRICA: AWAKENING GIANT
THE ANATOMY OF FOREIGN AID