” It’s an old anarchist dream that people can take care of their own lives. “


” To win power anywhere you have to convince people that you can do something for them. “


” The only people available to change the world are the people now living in it, with all the beliefs they bring along – however retrograde those beliefs may appear to those of us who see ourselves as enlightened. “


” Like Americans, people outside America want fun, want an emotional compensation for the utilitarianism and calculation that mark the rest of their lives. “


” So American culture is itself a hybrid and lends itself to use in other people’s hybrids. “



All 5 Todd Gitlin Quotes about People in picture


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To win power anywhere you have to convince people that you can do something for them.


The only people available to change the world are the people now living in it, with all the beliefs they bring along - however retrograde those beliefs may appear to those of us who see ourselves as enlightened.
Like Americans, people outside America want fun, want an emotional compensation for the utilitarianism and calculation that mark the rest of their lives.
So American culture is itself a hybrid and lends itself to use in other people
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