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The Resource The black book of the American left : the collected conservative writings of David Horowitz, by David Horowitz

The black book of the American left : the collected conservative writings of David Horowitz, by David Horowitz

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The black book of the American left : the collected conservative writings of David Horowitz
Title
The black book of the American left
Title remainder
the collected conservative writings of David Horowitz
Statement of responsibility
by David Horowitz
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"David Horowitz spent the first part of his life in the world of the Communist-progressive left, a politics he inherited from his mother and father, and later in the New Left as one of its founders. When the wreckage he and his comrades had created became clear to him in the mid-1970s, he left. Three decades of second thoughts then made him this movement's principal intellectual antagonist. "For better or worse, " as Horowitz writes in the preface to this, the first volume of his collected conservative writings, "I have been condemned to spend the rest of my days attempting to understand how the left pursues the agendas from which I have separated myself, and why." When Horowitz began his odyssey, the left had already escaped the political ghetto to which his parents' generation and his own had been confined. Today, it has become the dominant force in America's academic and media cultures, electing a president and achieving a position from which it can shape America's future. How it achieved its present success and what that success portends are the overarching subjects of Horowitz's conservative writings. Through the unflinching focus of one singularly engaged witness, the identity of a destructive movement that constantly morphs itself in order to conceal its identity and mission becomes disturbingly clear. In Volume I of these writings, "My Life and Times, " Horowitz reflects on the years he spent at war with his own country, collaborating with and confronting radical figures like Huey Newton, Tom Hayden and Billy Ayers, as he made his transition from what the writer Paul Berman described as the American left's "most important theorist" to its most determined enemy"--
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contains biographical information
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DLC
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1939-
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Horowitz, David
Dewey number
335.00973
Index
index present
LC call number
HX86
LC item number
.H788 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Socialism
  • Conservatism
  • New Left
  • Horowitz, David
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Label
The black book of the American left : the collected conservative writings of David Horowitz, by David Horowitz
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
v. 1. pt. I. Reflections from my life : Left illusions ; Why I am no longer a leftist ; Reality and dream ; My conservatism ; Black Murder Inc. ; Treason of the heart ; A political romance ; Reflections on the road taken and not ; Letter to the past ; Think twice before you bring the war home ; The end of time ; Getting this conservative wrong ; What my daughter taught me about compassion ; Something we did ; Who I am ; Peter and me -- pt. II. Reflections on the left : Goodbye to all that (with Peter Collier) ; My Vietnam lessons ; Semper Fidel ; A decade overrated and unmourned (with Peter Collier) ; Keepers of the flame (with Peter Collier) ; Carl Bernstein's Communist problem & mine ; Political cross-dresser ; Still lying after all these years ; Repressed memory syndrome ; Fidel, Pinochet & me ; Marginalizing conservative ideas ; Can there be a decent left? ; The left and the constitution ; Neo-Communism I ; Neo-Communism II ; Neo-Communism III ; Discover the networks ; Keeping an eye on the domestic threat -- pt. III. Slander as political discourse : Paul Berman's demented lunacy ; In defense of Matt Drudge ; Target of a witch-hunt ; The serial distortions of Sid Vicious ; The surreal world of the progressive left -- pt. IV. Two talks on autobiographical themes ; Plus Ça change: fifty years gone by ; Reflections of a diaspora Jew on Zionism, Israel and America
Control code
1521358
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
v.
Isbn
9781594036941
Isbn Type
(v. 1)
Lccn
2013000496
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1521358
  • (OCoLC)826322840
Label
The black book of the American left : the collected conservative writings of David Horowitz, by David Horowitz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
v. 1. pt. I. Reflections from my life : Left illusions ; Why I am no longer a leftist ; Reality and dream ; My conservatism ; Black Murder Inc. ; Treason of the heart ; A political romance ; Reflections on the road taken and not ; Letter to the past ; Think twice before you bring the war home ; The end of time ; Getting this conservative wrong ; What my daughter taught me about compassion ; Something we did ; Who I am ; Peter and me -- pt. II. Reflections on the left : Goodbye to all that (with Peter Collier) ; My Vietnam lessons ; Semper Fidel ; A decade overrated and unmourned (with Peter Collier) ; Keepers of the flame (with Peter Collier) ; Carl Bernstein's Communist problem & mine ; Political cross-dresser ; Still lying after all these years ; Repressed memory syndrome ; Fidel, Pinochet & me ; Marginalizing conservative ideas ; Can there be a decent left? ; The left and the constitution ; Neo-Communism I ; Neo-Communism II ; Neo-Communism III ; Discover the networks ; Keeping an eye on the domestic threat -- pt. III. Slander as political discourse : Paul Berman's demented lunacy ; In defense of Matt Drudge ; Target of a witch-hunt ; The serial distortions of Sid Vicious ; The surreal world of the progressive left -- pt. IV. Two talks on autobiographical themes ; Plus Ça change: fifty years gone by ; Reflections of a diaspora Jew on Zionism, Israel and America
Control code
1521358
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
v.
Isbn
9781594036941
Isbn Type
(v. 1)
Lccn
2013000496
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1521358
  • (OCoLC)826322840

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