Barbara Ehrenreich | Literature Criticism Critical Review by Mary Warner Marien

This literature criticism consists of approximately 3 pages of analysis & critique of Barbara Ehrenreich.
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Critical Review by Mary Warner Marien

SOURCE: A review of Fear of Falling: The Inner Life of the Middle Class, in Christian Science Monitor, Vol. 81, September 11, 1989, p. 13.

In the following essay, Marien praises Ehrenreich's perception and compassion in Fear of Falling.

The recent death of Michael Harrington was taken by many to symbolize the end of socialist influence in American political thought. Through his many books, including The Other America (1982), the work said to have sparked the War on Poverty, Harrington served as the conscience of the left. "I see Michael Harrington as delivering the Sermon on the Mount to America," Senator Edward M. Kennedy once said.

There may never again be a voice like Harrington's, one that could make claims on the heart without hectoring. But those who think that socialist idealism has passed from the American landscape should consider Barbara...

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