Radical Son by David Horowitz
A Journey Through Our Times from Left to Right

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Originally a radical socialist, the current driving force behind the rise of the Hollywood right recounts how he moved from one set of political convictions to another over the course of thirty years, and challenges readers to consider how they came by their own convictions.
 

About David Horowitz

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David Horowitz, the bestselling author of "The Rockefellers, The Kennedys, " and "Radical Son, " is the president of the Center for the Study of Popular Culture, and editor of the journal "Heterodoxy." He lives in Los Angeles.
 
Published December 13, 2011 by Free Press. 490 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Horowitz traces his disaffection to multiple causes, including the lunatic acts of violent groups like the Weather Underground and the lunatic rhetoric of the late-era Huey Newton, who called for the extermination of the ``fascist insects'' who stood in his way.

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Horowitz (The Rockefellers) has prominently charted his turn from leftism in Destructive Generation (both books co-written with Peter Collier), but here, he digs deeper to recount his intertwined personal and political odysseys.

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National Review Online

As for the myth that the Panthers killed policemen, that was just “sketch history” founded on “a misconception altered from the action of one man” who “killed a highway patrolman.” After all, Seale remarked, “people can’t blame the organization for the action of one man.” According to Seale, the ...

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The National Interest

The program featured some of the decade's most ardent participants, including former Congresswoman Bella Abzug, Daniel Ellsberg of Pentagon Papers fame, and Kathleen Cleaver, formerly communications secretary for the Black Panthers and now a law professor at Cardozo Law School.

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