Monday, January 16, 2017

Discovering: Michael Harrington

Image: Dissent
Michael Harrington was the author of The Other America, and described by The Atlantic as "the most charismatic figure on the American left in the past half century."[1] Harrington, who died in 1989 at the age of 61[2], left an indelible mark making a case for democratic socialism and the culture of poverty in the US, with his widely acclaimed book famous for chronicling poverty in America in the 1950s, and his views on inequality, fairness and Wall Street.


Sources:
1. Meyerson H., (2000, August) The (Still) Relevant Socialist, The Atlantic. Retrieved from https://www.theatlantic.com

2. Mitgang H., (1989, August 2) 
Michael Harrington, Socialist and Author, Is Dead. New York Times. Retrieved from https://www.nytimes.com

Further Reading:
a. Dreier P., (2012, March 25) Poverty in America 50 years after Michael Harrington's The Other America, Huffington Post (updated 2012, May 25). Retrieved from https://www.huffingtonpost.com

b. (2012, 
January 5) Public Views of Inequality, Fairness and Wall Street, Pew Research Center. Retrieved from http://www.pewresearch.org/daily-number/public-views-of-inequality-fairness-and-wall-street/ 

c. Ideal types of the 'culture of poverty' and its implicit alternative, a Stanford University online publication. Retrieved from https://web.stanford.edu/~mrosenfe/urb_culture_of_poverty.htm

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