Gar Alperovitz is a professor emeritus of government and politics at the University of Maryland, College Park, and a cofounder of The Democracy Collaborative. He has written on nuclear weapons and the origins of the Cold War and on new possibilities for systemic change in advanced societies. His books include Atomic Diplomacy: Hiroshima and Potsdam (1965), The Decision To Use The Atomic Bomb (1995), and America Beyond Capitalism: Reclaiming Our Wealth, Our Liberty and Our Democracy (2005, reissued with extended introduction in 2011). A coauthor of Unjust Deserts (2008), which deals with the socially created and inherited sources of wealth and the implications for a new theory of distribution, he is the author most recently of What Then Must We Do? Straight Talk About The Next American Revolution (2014), a book about paths to the democratization of wealth and systemic change.