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Quotations From MICHAEL HARRINGTON

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  • Clothes make the poor invisible.... America has the best-dressed poverty the world has ever known.
    Michael Harrington (1928-1989), U.S. social scientist, author. The Other America, ch. 1, sct. 1 (1962).

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  • If there is technological advance without social advance, there is, almost automatically, an increase in human misery, in impoverishment.
    Michael Harrington (1928-1989), U.S. social scientist, author. The Other America, appendix, sct. 1 (1962).
  • That the poor are invisible is one of the most important things about them. They are not simply neglected and forgotten as in the old rhetoric of reform; what is much worse, they are not seen.
    Michael Harrington (1928-1989), U.S. social scientist, author. The Other America, ch. 1, sct. 1 (1962).
  • Life is lived in common, but not in community.
    Michael Harrington (1928-1989), U.S. social scientist, author. The Other America, ch. 7, sct. 4 (1962). Of life in the slums.

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  • Our affluent society contains those of talent and insight who are driven to prefer poverty, to choose it, rather than to submit to the desolation of an empty abundance. It is a strange part of the other America that one finds in the intellectual slums.
    Michael Harrington (1928-1989), U.S. social scientist, author. The Other America, ch. 5, sct. 1 (1962).

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  • That the poor are invisible is one of the most important things about them. They are not simply neglected and forgotten as in the old rhetoric of reform; what is much worse, they are not seen.
    Michael Harrington (1928-1989), U.S. social scientist, author. The Other America, ch. 1, sct. 1 (1962).
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