Inside ‘The Enemy Within’
David Horowitz’s new book is a bravura tour d’horizon of woke America.
Review by Bruce Bawer
Frontpagemag.com, Mon Apr 26, 2021
In several incisive, relatively short volumes that have appeared during the last few years – The Shadow Party, Big Agenda, Dark Agenda, and BLITZ – David Horowitz has adroitly recounted the contemporary radicalization of the Democratic Party and the establishment by Donald Trump of a resistance movement rooted in founding American principles. In his newly published The Enemy Within: How a Totalitarian Movement Is Destroying America – his first title to appear since the Democrats wrested the Oval Office from Trump and placed what remains of Joseph Robinette Biden behind the Resolute Desk – Horowitz steps back from the immediate political concerns of these earlier works to take in the big and exceedingly dangerous picture of woke America in the year 2021. The result is a trenchant and comprehensive tour d’horizon of our present sociocultural moment – a moment defined by such phenomena as intersectionality, Critical Race Theory, and cancel culture, by the notion that American patriotism is tantamount to “white nationalism” and “white supremacy,” and by the conviction that individuals should be judged not on their merits but on their sex, color, and religion. If you’re baffled by the values and vocabulary that have been wholly and unthinkingly adopted, seemingly overnight, in the corridors of American power, Horowitz, who for over half a century has been not just a perspicacious observer of the currents and crosscurrents of American society and culture but also a key player in its political life, proves a deeply informed – and no-nonsense – guide.[Read more…] about Review: The Enemy Within