Edward Michael "Mike" Harrington, 1928 - 1989
Born: 24 February 1928, St. Louis, Missouri
Died: 31 July 1989, Larchmont, New York
Michael Harrington quotes:
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- America has the best-dressed poverty the world has ever known. permalink
The Other America: Poverty in the United States (1962)
- I was in good company. It would have been terrible to be left off it. permalink
on being on Nixon's "Enemies List", quoted in his New York Times obituary (2 August 1989)
- If the best values of humanity are to survive, then we will have to go down the road upon which I have been running.
I am, in my own way, as militant as I was when I first became an active radical in 1951 and infinitely more radical than when I encountered a slum house in St. Louis in 1949. I have been enriched beyond belief in the struggle. permalink
The Long-Distance Runner (1988)
- It takes a certain level of aspiration before one can take advantage of opportunities that are clearly offered. permalink
- Put it this way. Marx was a democrat with a small d. The Democratic Socialists envision a humane social order based on popular control of resources and production, economic planning, equitable distribution, feminism and racial equality. I share an immediate program with liberals in this country because the best liberalism leads toward socialism. I'm a radical, but as I tell my students at Queens, I try not to soapbox. I want to be on the left wing of the possible. permalink
quoted in his New York Times obituary (2 August 1989)
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