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Michael Harrington

Edward Michael Harrington (February 24, 1928 - July 31, 1989) was born in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. He wrote The Other America (ISBN 068482678X) in 1962, a book about poverty in the United States that had an impact on the Kennedy administration, and on Lyndon Johnson's subsequent War on Poverty. He was probably the most well-known socialist in the United States during his lifetime, a status he once compared to being "the tallest building in Topeka, Kansas." He was one of the founders of the Democratic Socialists of America.