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Book Write-Up: Socialism, by Michael Harrington

Michael Harrington.  Socialism.  New York: Saturday Review Press, 1972.  See here to buy the book. Michael Harrington was an American democratic socialist.  Some have argued that his book about American poverty, The Other America, helped inspire the Great Society in … Continue reading

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Persuasion; National Institution

I have three items on my latest reading of W.A. Swanberg’s Norman Thomas: The Last Idealist.  Norman Thomas was a six-time Socialist candidate for President of the United States. 1.  I wondered in my last post how Thomas proposed to … Continue reading

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The Small Farmer and Socialism (With Some Interesting Stuff on Pacifism)

On page 216 of his biography on six-time Socialist U.S. Presidential candidate Norman Thomas, entitled Norman Thomas: The Last Idealist, W.A. Swanberg quotes a New York Times article that said the following: “Norman Thomas has proved an eye-opener to European … Continue reading

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Al Gore’s Earth in the Balance 6

For my write-up today on Al Gore’s Earth in the Balance: Ecology and the Human Spirit, I’ll start with something that Gore says on page 179: “…men and women who care must be politically empowered to demand and help effect … Continue reading

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