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Harrington, Michael 1928-1989

Works: 191 works in 916 publications in 12 languages and 28,990 library holdings
Genres: History  Autobiographies  Biographies  Forecasts  Periodicals  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Author of introduction, Other, htt
Classifications: HC110.P6, 305.5690973
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The other America; poverty in the United States by Michael Harrington( Book )

195 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 3,896 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here are the unskilled workers, the aged, the minorities, and other Americans who live in an economic underworld in the wealthiest of all nations. The author believes that only an integrated and comprehensive program can truly overthrow this pattern of misery
Socialism by Michael Harrington( Book )

72 editions published between 1970 and 2020 in 5 languages and held by 3,146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this major new work, one of America's leading thinkers of the democratic Left argues convincingly that socialist renewal is the only hope for progress and freedom in the twenty-first century. A new civilization is already in the making, Harrington maintains, one of increasing automation and unprecedented international interdependence. Old frontiers are crumbling around the world as huge multinational companies, often in collaboration with their respective governments, already engage in global planning. The costs of this transformation are borne not only by the Third World but also by the new poor and precarious middle classes of the co-called advanced nations. Tracing two centuries of socialist history, Harrington shows that despite all its flaws and failures, the basic principles are sound. Because it places human values before doctrinaire political or blindly monetary considerations, it may also well be, Harrington says, our only hope for the future. - Jacket flap
The new American poverty by Michael Harrington( Book )

29 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and Spanish and held by 2,092 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces political and economic events over the last twenty years from administration to administration and discusses the impact upon the poor
The accidental century by Michael Harrington( Book )

59 editions published between 1965 and 1971 in 4 languages and held by 1,745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The twilight of capitalism by Michael Harrington( Book )

23 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and held by 1,645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toward a democratic left : a radical program for a new majority by Michael Harrington( Book )

30 editions published between 1968 and 1972 in 4 languages and held by 1,304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines the political, social, and economic problems of our times and poses the urgent need for new political alliances in the United States that will cause the government to take constructive action on the many domestic and international crises that face us. He argues that liberalism cannot respond to the problems of America today unless it moves sharply to the democratic left. By "left" he means "a program and movement which socialists and radicals can support, but which appeals to the most traditional American aspiratinos for reform as well." He proposes formation of a political part built by the new Leftists, labor unions, white collar workers, youth groups, and black power advocates, which would work to change government policies through democratic means. --back cover
Decade of decision : the crisis of the American system by Michael Harrington( Book )

15 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in English and held by 1,239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although many disagreed with his political views, Harrington, over the course of decades, earned great respect, nationally and internationally, for his consistent championing of a socialism that included political democracy and civil liberties. His extraordinary energy, dedication to principles, and humane personal style rendered him an admired symbol of progressive politics even during the politically conservative decades of the 1970s and 1980s
The vast majority : a journey to the world's poor by Michael Harrington( Book )

10 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 1,192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The politics at God's funeral : the spiritual crisis of Western civilization by Michael Harrington( Book )

16 editions published between 1983 and 1987 in English and held by 1,017 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Notes on individual authors precede significant passages selected from current published criticism of both contemporary and older fiction and nonfiction works for children
The seventies: problems and proposals by Irving Howe( Book )

17 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 940 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The next America : the decline and rise of the United States by Michael Harrington( Book )

7 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 897 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the economic and social changes that have taken place in America over the past twenty years
The next left : the history of a future by Michael Harrington( Book )

15 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The next several decades will be radical in character ... The question is which political forces - values and ideas - will determine the shape of that radicalism." At the center of Michael Harrington's powerful and provocative book lies the notion that the Left will confront the possibility of political power again - not within decades, but years. But is the Left ready to assume that power? This book offers the proposition that the same economic, social, political, and cultural relationships that gave rise to the greatest boom in history also eventually undermined that boom. Harrington traces the effect of the Depression, "Fordism" and the New Deal, the Great Society and the disillusionment with government programs that ensued in the seventies and eighties. He discusses the booby trap that lies behind the recession and subsequent "great prosperity" of the Reagan years - a trap that may bring in its wake a crisis more serious than either the stagflation of the seventies or the Depression itself. And when that crisis is resolved, the economies of both America and the world will have been fundamentally transformed. Harrington addresses some of the most hotly debated issues of our time, including the deficit, tax reform, monetarist and supply-side economic theories, full employment, and the value of the welfare state. Finally, he maps out a "history of a future," What problems will the Left face in the years to come? How can it address those problems effectively and humanely? Harrington's answers are sometimes surprising, but always thoughtful and thought-provoking. He speaks to a broad audience with the clarity, discernment, and directness that have earned him acclaim for his earlier works, distilling many of the most complex ideas debated by both the Left and the Right in recent years. He speaks with urgency, yet there is also hopefulness here: In the coming crisis, Harrington sees an opportunity for human emancipation and social justice - a chance for the best values of the West to thrive in an unprecedented setting, allowing us to reach out and help a world in need. -- from dust jacket
Labor in a free society by Michael Harrington( Book )

21 editions published between 1959 and 2020 in English and Undetermined and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Democratic left( )

in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The retail clerks by Michael Harrington( Book )

8 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unfinished democracy : the American political system by Harrell R Rodgers( Book )

10 editions published between 1981 and 1985 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Lesser evil? : the Left debates : the Democratic Party and social change( Book )

7 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Democracy and public review : an analysis of the UAW Public Review Board by Jack Stieber( Book )

5 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'autre Amerique : la pauvrete aux Etats-unis by Michael Harrington( Book )

25 editions published between 1962 and 2006 in 8 languages and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The economics of equality by Tom Kahn( Book )

2 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The next left : the history of a future
SocialismThe next left : the history of a futureThe Lesser evil? : the Left debates : the Democratic Party and social changeMichael Harrington--speaking American
Alternative Names
Haringtonas Maiklas

Harrington, Edward Michael.

Harrington, Michael

Harrington, Michael, 1928-

Michael Harrington Amerikaans hoogleraar (1928-1989)

Michael Harrington écrivain

Michael Harrington US-amerikanischer demokratischer Sozialist, Buchautor, politischer Aktivist, Politikwissenschaftler und Radiosprecher

Майкл Хэррингтон

מייקל הרינגטון

ميخائيل هارينجتون

ميشال هارنغتون، 1928-1989‏

해링턴, 마이클 1928-1989

ハリングトン, マイケル

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