Left Illusions by David Horowitz
An Intellectual Odyssey

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The great American novelist F.Scott Fitzgerald once observed that American lives had no second acts. The odyssey of David Horowitz refutes Fitzgerald's claim. Born into a Communist family, Horowitz became one of the founders and intellectual leaders of the New Left in the 1960s. Then, as the result of a tragedy that was both personal and political, he became profoundly disillusioned with the radical movement and its social vision. In the 1980s he began a second career as a conservative intellectual, establishing an educational center in Los Angeles, writing a series of books and launching several magazines that played an influential role in the culture wars the Sixties had spawned.
 

About David Horowitz

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Horowitz is President of the Center for the Study of Popular Culture and Editor of the journal Heterodoxy. Jamie Glazov holds a Ph.D. in history with specialties in U.S., Russian, and Canadian foreign policy, and he is currently the editor of Frontpage Magazine.
 
Published August 19, 2009 by NY. 497 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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While most kids his age were outside playing baseball, young Horowitz was attending Communist rallies and parades.

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