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The Long-Distance Runner: An Autobiography

The Long-Distance Runner: An Autobiography
By Michael Harrington
260 pp, Henry Holt, 1988

The story of a wonderful life in the left lane, written by a man of great vision whose interests go far beyond the socialist movement but whose commitment to social justice has been the abiding feature of his career. Whether fighting the clubhouse politicians through the New York Democratic reform movement in the 1950s and 1960s or arguing the Israeli-Arab positions at international conferences, Harrington has been one of the genuine heroes of the American left in our time. He is also a marvelous writer.