Granted, despite his late-60s history, this guy isn’t as bad as Bil Ayers, who he clearly holds in contempt for his terrorist history, although he still clings nostaligically to what he thinks might have been had the movement not spun so far out of control. These days he’s a professor at Columbia (of course) and still has those romantic feelings for taking it to the man or something. Still, considering the OWS temper tantrum has already run its course and I don’t quite see any public clamor for a book about it. Besides, all we need to know about the two-month crime spree has been chronicled in excruciating detail.
Todd Gitlin, former president of SDS and a professor of social history at Columbia University, will write a book called Liberty Square, to be published by HarperCollins imprint It Books. The announcement posted yesterday on Publishers Marketplace describes it as “a look at the Occupy movement at its pivotal moment, as it weighs its unexpected power and grapples with its future mission.”
Future mission? Dude, it’s over already. Pivotal moment? I think when we first saw the images of the bum taking a dump on the NYPD cruiser was the pivotal moment, and it was all downhill from there.
Literary magazine n+1, which has been publishing dispatches from various occupations on its web site and in a print newspaper called the Occupy! An OWS-Inspired Gazette, also announced that it will collect this writing into an insta-book published by Verso, which will be released in “just a few weeks.”
By then the losers will simply have MovedOn to another new far-left cause.
They’ll think of something. They always do.