Gar Alperovitz is a political economist, historian, activist and author. Considered one of the most highly regarded experts on Hiroshima and U.S. policy, Alperovitz serves as the Lionel R. Bauman professorof political economy at the University of Maryland. His articles appear in the New York Times, Washington Post, The Nation and Dollars & Sense. He is the author of Atomic Diplomacy, and an updated version of his widely regarded 2005 book, America Beyond Capitalism, will be released shortly. Follow him on Twitter: @GarAlperovitz.