The Occupy Spring: Todd Gitlin
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Columbia University Professor Todd Gitlin argues that this country’s moral crisis is not about contraception or abortion or same-sex marriage, but about grotesque wealth disparities and the criminal behavior that shook the world economy. “I think it’s a shame,” he says, “that the notion of moral crisis has been cornered by conservatives who associate ‘moral crisis’ with phenomena like contraception and abortion and same-sex marriage. I think that the langugae of morality, the language of value, traditionally ought to be, in any case, the language of the left.” For more, read Gitlin’s article in this week’s special issue.

Erin Schikowski