Todd Gitlin — American Sociologist

Todd Gitlin is an American sociologist, political writer, novelist, and cultural commentator. He has written widely on the mass media, politics, intellectual life and the arts, for both popular and scholarly publications... (wikipedia)

It's an old anarchist dream that people can take care of their own lives.
My position is not that John Kerry is either Jesus Christ or the prophet Mohammad. My position is that John Kerry is the possibility of restarting politics.
Some versions of patriotism come close to the tribal, which we all want to surpass, and some don't.
I am a realist as well as an idealist, and I think that it is incumbent upon those of us in opposition to try to work within what are always arduous circumstances to stretch the limits of the possible.
Collectively, we are in thrall to media - because they deliver to us many of the psychic goods we crave, and we know no other way to live.

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