• Title: Occupy Nation: The Roots, the Spirit, and the Promise of Occupy Wall Street
  • Author: Todd Gitlin
  • ISBN: 9780062200938
  • Page: 466
  • Format: ebook
  • Occupy Nation The Roots the Spirit and the Promise of Occupy Wall Street Occupy Wall Street is the most dynamic phenomenon in progressive politics in than forty years Its followers across the country transformed the national debate galvanizing millions with its clarion ca
    Occupy Wall Street is the most dynamic phenomenon in progressive politics in than forty years Its followers across the country transformed the national debate, galvanizing millions with its clarion call for economic justice We are the 99 percent In Occupy Nation, bestselling social historian Todd Gitlin offers the first narrative survey of the movement from its hOccupy Wall Street is the most dynamic phenomenon in progressive politics in than forty years Its followers across the country transformed the national debate, galvanizing millions with its clarion call for economic justice We are the 99 percent In Occupy Nation, bestselling social historian Todd Gitlin offers the first narrative survey of the movement from its historic inspirations, to its inner tensions, to its prospects in the months and years to come He offers a fascinating account of this remarkable phenomenon while casting an informed look at its continuing evolution and how it needs to proceed to truly make an impact Informed by Gitlin s own history in the 60s protest movement but written with both eyes aimed at the future Occupy Nation is the key book for anyone looking to understand the revolution playing out before our eyes.

    One Reply to “Occupy Nation: The Roots, the Spirit, and the Promise of Occupy Wall Street”

    1. Most aficionados of progressive politics probably knew that Todd Gitlin would write a book on Occupy even before he did. The chair of the Columbia journalism PhD program has essentially prepped for such a project throughout his career. In addition to mastering the art of insider movement journalism with such age-defining works as The Sixties, he also authored the 1980 media critique The Whole World Is Watching, the '60s-era title of which became a go-to chant in the Occupy playbook. With Occupy [...]

    2. I was engaging in an on-line debate recently on the issue of gun control legislation. When I raised the issue of whether it might be possible to test would be gun owners to see if they had any feelings of hostility towards society, one woman pointed to the Occupy movement as a group of people she felt had hostile feelings towards society. She referred to them as "Occupy nutsies". Now I don't tend to pay all that much attention to current events. I operate on the principle that if something happe [...]

    3. There are a lot of Occupy books out there, and I haven't read any of them, so I have no idea how this compares to others. I will say I enjoyed this book and found it very informative. It's a little weird for me to read a book about something so recent, that's still happening. Usually books take much longer to get out, to me at least, and reading this as very of the moment was new for me. Not being part of the movement myself, I was a bit confused as to what's been going on and Occupy Nation prov [...]

    4. Falls apart in 3rd section in my opinion, starts repeating itself. Better written until then. Like common reactions to OWS, seems to be equal parts enthusiasm and scorn, though he's not overtly raking them over the coals necessarily, instead bringing up the conflicts within movements that were certainly in force back when he was with the SDS, which in the words of Emmett Grogan seemed to be entirely full of itself, full of hierarchal big egos the likes of Jerry Rubin and Abbie Hoffman, which hav [...]

    5. Gitlin's introduction to Occupy is fantastic in that it captures the hopeful, angry, and yet utopian spirit of Occupy. He offers an unflinching account of the strengths and challenges that face the movement. A very useful introductory account in that Gitlin compares Occupy to other social movements that readers may be more familiar with and that are more recognizable in their structure and goals. Overall, a very useful book for teachers.

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