David Horowitz

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David Horowitz is a conservative thinker and writer who has authored dozens of books over the course of his lifetime. He began his political career as one of the founders of the New Left in the 1960s and served as an editor of its largest magazine, Ramparts. As described in his bestselling autobiography Radical Son (1997), Horowitz was forced to confront some difficult truths about the political left after a close friend of his was murdered by the Black Panthers, and ultimately found a political and intellectual home as a conservative activist. Well-known conservative author and economist George Gilder described Radical Son as “the first great autobiography of his generation.”

In 1988, David Horowitz founded the David Horowitz Freedom Center (originally named the Center for the Study of Popular Culture), a not-for-profit organization located in Sherman Oaks, California. The Center’s mission is to defend free societies such as America and Israel, which are under attack by totalitarians both religious and secular, domestic and foreign.

Through his work at the Freedom Center, Horowitz has fought many important political battles including exposing the deadly intentions of adherents to radical Islam and their stealth jihad in America, challenging left-wing indoctrination in our nation’s K-12 public schools and universities, and advocating for colleges to withdraw funds from terrorist-affiliated campus organizations such as Students for Justice in Palestine. Horowitz is a frequent speaker at colleges and universities across the nation.

Horowitz’s many published works include The Art of Political War And Other Radical Pursuits; Unholy Alliance: Radical Islam and the American Left; The Professors: The 101 Most Dangerous Academics in America; Radicals: Portraits of a Destructive Passion; and The End of Time. His most recent political work, Big Agenda: President Trump’s Plan to Save America, spent ten weeks on The New York Times’ best-seller list. His complete bibliography may be found here.

Together with his friend Peter Collier, Horowitz authored three bestselling dynastic biographies: The Rockefellers: An American Dynasty (1976); The Kennedys: An American Dream (1984); and The Fords: An American Epic (1987). Looking back in anger at their days in the New Left, he and Collier wrote Destructive Generation (1989), a chronicle of their second thoughts about the 60s that has been compared to Whittaker Chambers’ Witness and other classic works documenting a break from totalitarianism. Horowitz examined this subject more closely in Radical Son

Horowitz is also the author of the recently-completed series The Black Book of the American Left, a nine-volume collection of his conservative writings over the past several decades, organized by topic, that is the most ambitious effort ever undertaken to define the Left and its agenda. (For information on The Black Book of the American Left, here).

Horowitz’s most recent book is Dark Agenda: The War to Destroy Christian America, published by Humanix Books on March 5th, 2019.

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