Tuesday, May 17

The Other America - Michael Harrington (1962)

Wikipedia - "The Other America is Michael Harrington's (1928 - 1989) best known, and likely most influential book. Harrington was an American democratic socialist, writer, political activist, political theorist, professor of political science, radio commentator and founding member of the Democratic Socialists of America. Harrington believed that American Socialists could support certain Democratic Party candidates, including candidates for President. The book was a study of poverty in the United States, published in 1962 by Macmillan. It found a small but emerging audience in an America that was developing a greater self-awareness after the struggles of WWII and the Korean War. ..."
50 Years Later: Poverty and The Other America
NY Times - Michael Harrington: Warrior on Poverty
Seeing What No One Else Could See