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Harrington's impoverished "other America" has gotten worse, not better.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the "discovery" of poverty in "affluent" 1960s America by democratic socialist Michael Harrington in his classic work The Other America. That book is credited with drawing the attention of the Kennedy administration to the problem…

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