Peter Baldwin (professor)
Peter Baldwin (born December 22, 1956) is a professor of history at the University of California, Los Angeles. He was educated at Yale and Harvard and has written several books on Europe in the 19th and 20th centuries:
A study of the state of trans-Atlantic relations between the United States and Europe from Oxford University Press was published in late 2009, entitled The Narcissism of Minor Differences: How America and Europe are Alike.
A comparative history of intellectual property is forthcoming,[when?] entitled Author v. Audience: The Trans-Atlantic Copyright Wars, 1710-2010. He also has projects underway on privacy, on honor and a more general history of the state.
Peter Baldwin and Lisbet Rausing form the donor board of the Arcadia Fund, founded in 2001. By March 2013, the Fund had made grant commitments of over $234 million to preserve endangered culture and nature.
- The Politics of Social Solidarity: Class Bases of the European Welfare State, 1875-1975 (Cambridge University Press, 1990)
- Reworking the Past: Hitler, the Holocaust and the Historians' Debate, edited with an introduction (Beacon Press, 1990)
- Contagion and the State in Europe, 1830-1930 (Cambridge University Press, 1999)
- Disease and Democracy: The Industrialized World Faces AIDS (University of California Press, Berkeley, and the Milbank Memorial Fund, New York, 2005)
- The Narcissism of Minor Differences: How America and Europe Are Alike (Oxford University Press, 2009)