Todd Gitlin was a prominent political and social critic. He was a president of SDS, Students for a Democratic Society in the early 1960s. He taught journalism and sociology at NYU and Columbia. Among his many books are The Sixties: Years of Hope, Days of Rage, Inside Prime Time, Twilight of Common Dreams and Occupy Nation: The Roots, the Spirit and the Promise of Occupy Wall Street. He died in 2022.