MHC professor weighs in on de Blasio woes.

Mount Holyoke College Professor of History Daniel Czitrom discussed with the New York Times the many challenges facing New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.

De Blasio faces inquiries from federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies about separate possible offenses.

In the article, Czitrom calls de Blasio’s simultaneous investigations a “perfect storm,” and said that rarely has any mayor faced several allegations “coming from different angles” at the same time.

A native New Yorker, Czitrom has written about the city's history for decades. His latest book, New York Exposed: The Gilded Age Police Scandal That Launched the Progressive Era, examines political corruption at the turn of the century.

He is also the author of the widely acclaimed Rediscovering Jacob Riis: Exposure Journalism and Photography in Turn of the Century New York. His first book, Media and the American Mind: From Morse to McLuhan, won the First Books Award from the American Historical Association and has been translated into French and Spanish.

Read the whole New York Times story.