todd gitlin


Mar 15, 2017
The view from Steve Bannon’s propaganda site will scare the bejeezus out of you, which is its point.
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Trumping the Times

Nov 29, 2016
How much more garbage must spew from Trump Tower before one of our crucial newspapers calls a halt to tiptoeing around?

As the Globe Warms, So Does the Climate Movement

Oct 2, 2014
It would be premature to suggest that this movement will soon win anything, or that it will succeed in curtailing the burn-off of fossil fuels and all the extinctions and acidifications that will follow. But the People’s Climate March does suggest that something commensurate with the magnitude of the global climate crisis has come into being.

How to Reverse a Slow-Motion Apocalypse

Nov 22, 2013
Corporations and governments promote the burning of fossil fuels, which means the dumping of its waste product, carbon dioxide, into the atmosphere where, in record amounts, it heats the planet. This is not an oversight; it is a business model.

The Wonderful American World of Informers and Agents Provocateurs

Jun 28, 2013
American high-tech surveillance is not the only kind around. There’s also the lower tech, up-close-and-personal kind that involves informers and sometimes government-instigated violence, which major news organizations have not put together in a way that gives us an overview of the phenomenon.

Is the Press Too Big to Fail?

Apr 25, 2013
When you think about the crisis of journalism, including the loss of advertising and the shriveled newsrooms -- there were fewer newsroom employees in 2010 than in 1978, when records were first kept -- also think of anesthetized watchdogs snoring on Wall Street while the Arctic ice cap melts.