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Todd Gitlin

professor, sociology, journalism, Columbia

Todd Gitlin became a political activist in the New Left of the 1960s, and has written 12 books on media and present day American society, including Uptown: Poor Whites in Chicago (co-author, 1970), and most recently, The Bulldozer and the Big Tent: Of Identities and Ideals in the Uproar of American Politics (John Wiley, September 2007). He contributes to many newspapers and magazines, lectures frequently in the United States and abroad, is a member of the editorial board of Dissent,and is online regularly at TPMcafe.com and CJR.org.