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Right now, we have no possibility of politics because we have a one-party state. Todd Gitlin#Politics 68
Todd Gitlin#Politics 68
Sure, I've often been misrepresented - anyone frequently quoted has this experience. Todd Gitlin#Experience 68
Todd Gitlin#Experience 68
There is a fuzzy but real distinction that can and I believe should be made, between patriotism, which is attachment to a way of life, and nationalism, which is the insistence that your way of life deserves to rule over other ways of life. Todd Gitlin#Patriotism 65
Todd Gitlin#Patriotism 65
We may repeat the awful revolutionary history of the 20th century because of the vulnerability of social movements to demagoguery. Todd Gitlin#History 62
Todd Gitlin#History 62
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. Todd Gitlin#Politics 62
Todd Gitlin#Politics 62
Mills insisted that a sociologist's proper subject was the intersection of biography and history. Todd Gitlin#History 59
Todd Gitlin#History 59
Like Americans, people outside America want fun, want an emotional compensation for the utilitarianism and calculation that mark the rest of their lives. Todd Gitlin#America 56
Todd Gitlin#America 56
As I write at the end, if we step back and face the enormity of the torrent, then we have taken the first step to imagining what we might want to do about it. Todd Gitlin#End 56
Todd Gitlin#End 56
I first came to think about media and politics in the late 1960s, having observed some distortions up close, but since then I wouldn't say that my personal experience has remained an important motive for my writing about media. Todd Gitlin#Politics 50
Todd Gitlin#Politics 50
The mobilisation which Bush has been able to perform since 11 September 2001 has to be fought - at least by Americans - in the name of a wise, honourable and democratic patriotism. Todd Gitlin#Patriotism 50
Todd Gitlin#Patriotism 50
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