Michael Harrington

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Michael Harrington
Michael Harrington in 1969
United States Senator
from Missouri
40th or 41st President of the United States
In Office
January 20, 1969 -
Vice PresidentIrving Howe
Personal details
Native nameEdward Michael Harrington Jr.
Date of birthFebruary 24th, 1928
Place of birthSt. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Age at start33 years old
Nationality American
  • Activist and Writer
  • Potential Progressive Senator for Missouri
  • Potential 1968 NPP Presidential Nominee, and potential President
Political partyNational Progressive Pact - (Farmer-Labor)
Other political affiliationsCaucuses in the Progressive Caucus
Ideology Democratic Socialism

Michael Harrington (born February 24 1928) is an American Politician and Writer. He can run for President in the 1968 US Presidential Election as a candidate for the National Progressive Pact if Robert Kennedy or George Wallace is not the Incumbent President. He can also appear in-game as a senator for Missouri if it flips towards the progressive wing of the NPP.

In-Game Description[edit | edit source]

Michael Harrington was born in St. Louis to a Catholic family in the beginning of 1928. Growing up, he attended Catholic schools and inherited conservative views from his parents. However, while studying at Yale and the University of Chicago, he began taking on Christian views that advocated for social and economic progressivism, opposing what he saw as the exploitation of the common American by capitalism. This approach, which was notably anti-collectivist, inspired him to join the Catholic Worker movement and write about politics. After the war ended, he was disgusted with the Catholic Worker and it's apparent ignorance of the threat of Fascism. Seeing the need to join more radical groups, he joined up with Trotskyist Max Shachtman, leader of a virulently anti-Bukharinist and anti-Fascist group.

Harrington continued to shift farther left, while retaining his opposition to strict collectivization. By the late 1950's, his strong views on Civil Rights as well as his distaste for the increasingly authoritarian Socialist Party of America led him to join the rising National Progressive Pact. Now, as President of the United States, Michael Harrington advocates for his own take on Democratic Socialism, one of liberation and freedom, both economic and social, for all.