Columbia University Press, $24.95, 192 pp.
Every time I read something by Todd Gitlin, I realize again how much he and I have in common. We are roughly the same age and grew up Jewish. We were once both activists on the left (although Gitlin became president of Students for a Democratic Society while I...
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Alan Wolfe teaches political science at Boston College, where he is the director of the Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life. His most recent book is Political Evil: What It Is and How to Combat It (Knopf).