by Harry Antonides
The nature of political doublespeak never changes and its agenda is always the same: Obliteration of historical memory in the service of power…. Only a restored memory can demolish totalitarian myths and make men free.
(David Horowitz, in Big Lies, Center for the Study of Popular Culture, 2005)
David Horowitz, born in 1939, grew up in a Communist household, and at first followed in his parents’ footsteps. He became one of the leading lights of the 1960s revolution.
He was already beginning to question his Marxist faith when in 1974 one of his colleagues, Betty Van Patter – a mother of three children – was brutally murdered by members of the Black Panthers Party for Self-Defense, a ruthless gang of fanatic believers in the socialist revolution.
A Life Mission
Profound soul-searching followed and led to a complete break with his former friends. He became an eloquent and courageous foe of his erstwhile comrades. In scores of essays, books and interviews he has exposed the treachery and hatred that animate the radical Left in America.[Read more…] about Review of Unholy Alliance: Radical Islam and the American Left