Books: Current & Various: Aug. 6, 1965

THE ACCIDENTAL CENTURY by Michael Harrington. 322 pages. Macmillan. $5.95.

"I got a lot of good ideas through participation in the radical movement," says Michael Harrington. One of his best ideas became The Other America, a compelling study of poverty in the U.S. that caught the attention of President Kennedy. In his new book, Author Harrington abandons sociological reportage and essays a sweeping analysis of 20th century culture in crisis. His theses are all too familiar. Proliferating technology has transformed Western civilization: "The chasm between technological capacity and economic, political, social, and...

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