Todd Gitlin


Fiction Meets Reality in Croatian Novel About Nazi's Son

By Todd Gitlin

Fiction Meets Reality in Croatian Novel About Nazi's Son
In ‘Trieste,’ a darkly hypnotic World War II novel about an abducted son, Dasa Drndic combines historical fragments with excerpts of memoirs, poetry and photographs.Read More


College Campuses Will Become Climate Change Battleground in 2014

By Todd Gitlin

College Campuses Will Become Climate Change Battleground in 2014
College campuses will become climate change battlegrounds in 2014 as damage to the earth becomes clearer. Boycott Israel? Try shunning the planet-destroyers.Read More


Fifty Years Since the '60s

By Todd Gitlin

Fifty Years Since the '60s
Even as a small minority, Jews were a driving intellectual force behind the Port Huron Statement, which formed the ideological underpinnings of the ’60s, Todd Gitlin writes.Read More






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