Occupy Nation: The Roots, the Spirit, and the Promise of Occupy Wall Street by Todd Gitlin
This is available as an ebook online for about $9, and in print for about $11. There are a few library copies floating around the bay area. As always Books Inc. provides a 15% discount to book club members. We will focus on select chapters: the preface, Chapters 1, 2, 5, 6, 8, 15, and 17.
Occupy Nation: The Roots, the Spirit, and the Promise of Occupy Wall Street. Todd Gitlin
The Occupy Wall Street movement arose out of a widespread desire of ordinary Americans to change a political system in which the moneyed “1%” of the nation controls the workings of the government. In Occupy Nation, social historian Todd Gitlin—a former leader of the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) who stood at the forefront of the birth of the New Left and the student protests of the 1960s and ’70s—offers a unique overview of one of the most rapidly growing yet misunderstood social revolutions in modern history. Occupy Nation is a concise and incisive look at the Occupy movement at its pivotal moment, as it weighs its unexpected power and grapples with its future mission.