by MICHAEL HARRINGTON
436 pages. Saturday Review Press.
Michael Harringtonsocial democrat, pacifist, intellectual, born Roman Catholic but out of practicehas the scrubbed, care-lined radiance of a man who in other circumstances might well have been a worker-priest, American style. Instead, he is a revolutionary pamphleteer and chairman of the Socialist Party of the U.S. Yet poverty is his vow and his ideological passion.
Out of his direct experience as a welfare worker in St. Louis and New York, Harrington in 1962 wrote The Other America. A sermon about the extent of poverty...