He told Newsweek about his five most important books.
One title to make the list:
The Philosophy of Money by Georg Simmel.Read about all five titles on Gitlin's list.
Lays bare the anatomy of Western life turned blasé from overstimulation.
Todd Gitlin is the author of 13 books and articles in numerous periodicals. A regular contributor to TPMcafe.com, he is currently a professor of journalism and sociology at Columbia University.