Todd Gitlin

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Understanding the Colby College protests

As the first anniversary of Occupy approached, many journalists wrote its obituary, and some called it a failure.
Occupy philanthropy!
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  September 28, 2012

Interview: Todd Gitlin looks at Occupy

Most aficionados of progressive politics probably knew that Todd Gitlin would write a book on Occupy even before he did.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  September 14, 2012

Home grown terror

Cathy Wilkerson, 62-year-old math teacher and mother of one, was famous long ago, as a member of the radical political collective Weatherman.
Cathy Wilkerson's memoir of the Weather Underground recalls a time when revolution seemed possible
By CLIF GARBODEN  |  October 25, 2007

My Chomsky

Had Groucho Marx been a Marxist and stopped in the middle of A Night at the Opera to praise Karl Marx, the effect might have been a little like that which greeted Venezuela’s president Hugo Chavez after he lauded Noam Chomsky at the UN General Assembly
As the lefty linguist’s most recent book rises to the top of Amazon’s bestseller list, a partisan explains why Noam Chomsky’s all that
By GEORGE SCIALABBA  |  September 27, 2006