With keen political insight and a masterful grasp of history, Horowitz traces the radical project from its origins in 19th-century socialism to the disastrous excesses of such current "progressive" causes as political correctness, radical feminism, racial preferences, and what he describes as the nihilistic campaign to "deconstruct" the American idea itself. He points out the refusal of the political Left to learn from the checkered history of progressive movements for social justice and equal outcomes, and warns that this refusal is creating a new "cold war" against America - a culture war that pits "progressives" against America's founding principles and ideas.
©1998 David Horowitz; (P)1999 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
"Horowitz is an energetic polemicist....Recommended for libraries with collections in conservative thought." (Library Journal)
"A vigorous polemic against the American Left....For conservative readers, he performs the helpful task of clarifying their own convictions; for left-of-center ones, he provides a penetrating glimpse into the conservative mindset." (Amazon.com)
"An exegesis on the metamorphosis of Marxist thought into modern leftism, and an explanation for why the Democratic Party has little left to say." (American Spectator)
This was my third back-to-back David Horowitz book and it had some of the same material from the other books, plus ended sometime in the 90's. So, it turned out to be my least favourite of the 3, because of that. That really isn't a criticism of the book, just the expectation I had when I got it. David Horowitz is outstanding and I'm now a huge fan. I look forward to more recent material, but am wary of newly released books (not in audio yet) because they too will likely have some material I've read. However, I'm sure I'll find my way at some point to them to see what he thinks of events of the last 10 to 15 years. My main view of David Horowitz is you will never see things the same way again, even if you live in Canada!
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