History tells us presidents with maniacal intentions will plot to wield their power against domestic opponents.
Todd Gitlin has written 16 books, including history from the last century (“The Sixties: Years of Hope, Days of Rage (link is external)”) and contemporary (“Occupy Nation: The Roots, the Spirit, and the Promise of Occupy Wall Street (link is external)”); sociology (“The Whole World Is Watching: Mass Media in the Making and Unmaking of the New Left (link is external)”); communications theory (“Media Unlimited (link is external)”); and three published novels, including “Sacrifice,” which won the Harold Ribalow Award for fiction on Jewish themes. His most recent book is a novel, "The Opposition." He is a columnist for BillMoyers.com and Tablet, and a frequent contributor to the New York Times, Washington Post, and many magazines. www.toddgitlin.net