Author, political activist
Todd Gitlin is an author and political activist. His latest book is Occupy Nation: The Roots, the Spirit, and the Promise of Occupy Wall Street, published in April 2012. Gitlin’s two previous books are The Chosen Peoples: America, Israel, and the Ordeals of Divine Election (with Liel Leibovitz) and Undying. He has written 12 books, chiefly on media and contemporary America. He has also published a book of poetry, Busy Being Born, and his book Sacrifice won the Harold U. Ribalow Prize for novels on Jewish themes.
He contributes to many newspapers and magazines, lectures frequently in the United States and abroad, is a member of the editorial board of Dissent.