Stories by Todd Gitlin

Todd Gitlin is a professor of journalism and sociology at Columbia University, the chair of the PhD program in communications, and the author of The Whole World Is Watching: Mass Media in the Making and Unmaking of the New Left; The Sixties: Years of Hope, Days of Rage; and Occupy Nation: The Roots, the Spirit, and the Promise of Occupy Wall Street. subscribe to Todd Gitlin's feed

Posted on: Sep 18, 2017, Source: The American Prospect

Steve Bannon gets a bully platform and runs rings around Charlie Rose.

Posted on: Sep 9, 2017, Source:

The late ‘60s and early ‘70s were crazy, but we’re looking wilder.

Posted on: Jun 2, 2017, Source:

A note on the uses of stupefaction.

Posted on: May 4, 2017, Source: The Conversation

What was the protest group Students for a Democratic Society? Five questions answered.

Posted on: May 3, 2017, Source:

How much of America is locked into a looking-glass world?

Posted on: Apr 20, 2017, Source:

Jones' lawyer: He’s not a deranged crackpot, he just plays one on the radio.

Posted on: Mar 28, 2017, Source:

This administration is an assault not just on truth but language itself.

Posted on: Mar 20, 2017, Source:

A heavy-handed take on how the world is going to hell.

Posted on: Feb 8, 2017, Source:

Trump's tweet storms and falsehoods designed to keep us off-balance serve the same function as "black blocs."

Posted on: Jan 9, 2017, Source:

The media licensed the mountebank for Trump's latest star turn.

Posted on: Nov 23, 2016, Source:

Tunnel vision and faulty polls blinded television to what was happening during the election. But that's not all.

Posted on: Jun 17, 2016, Source:

In all fascist and para-fascist movements, the only truth that matters is the truth that the savior-masters have unearthed.

Posted on: Oct 2, 2014, Source: TomDispatch

In the People’s Climate March is the suggestion that civilization might rise to the challenge, perhaps in time to avert total catastrophe.

Posted on: Nov 21, 2013, Source: TomDispatch

Why the divestment movement against big energy is so important.