The Other America (ISBN 0-684-82678-X) is Michael Harrington 's best known and likely most influential book. He 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.
When Michael Harrington’s masterpiece, The Other America, was first published in 1962, it was hailed as an explosive work and became a galvanizing force for the war on poverty. Harrington shed light on the lives of the poor—from farm to city—and the social forces that relegated them to their difficult situations.
- Michael Harrington
But tragically and unfortunately, there is another America. This other America has a daily ugliness about it that constantly transforms the buoyancy of hope into the fatigue of despair. In this America, millions of work-starved men walk the streets daily in search for jobs that do not exist.
But there is another America. This other America has a daily ugliness about it that transforms the buoyancy of hope into the fatigue of despair. In this other America, men walk the streets in search for jobs that do not exist. In this other America, millions of people are forced to live in distressing housing conditions...
Michael Harrington, the great socialist-humanitarian writer of the latter half twentieth century wrote "The Other America" in the early 1960's during a time of great change and renewed excitement about the possibilities for the future.
- Michael Harrington
The title of his speech "The Other America", confronts the realities of two Americas, one prosperous - the other devoid of real opportunity. Along with his articulate examples, he gave warning: "there is no more dangerous development in our nation than the constant building up of predominantly negro central cities ringed by white suburbs.
And so I want to use as a title for my lecture tonight, "The Other America." And I use this title because there are literally two Americas. Every city in our country has this kind of dualism, this...
Nov 19, 2020 · This other America has a daily ugliness about it that constantly transforms the ebulliency of hope into the fatigue of despair. In this America millions of work-starved men walk the streets daily in search for jobs that do not exist. In this America millions of people find themselves living in rat-infested, vermin-filled slums.
- Liz Theoharis
Jun 02, 2020 · After first giving the speech at Stanford, MLK would continue delivering versions of "The Other America" throughout 1967 and 1968. He gave the speech in front of the Local 1199 union in New York...