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Posted March 28, 2012
A must read
This is an extremely good book that illustrates how leftist views are more of a misguided faith than a viable alternative to a free representative republic.
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Posted December 10, 2011
Book stuck with me
I read this book about 10 years ago on a whim because, at a glance, his story seemed compelling. From growing up in a communist commune in the '50s, working for the Black Panthers in the '60s, to becoming a conservative in the 80s is quite the change. I couldn't put this book down and lent it to several friends and family members and they loved it as well. I very highly recommend it.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 3, 2007
from communist to conservative
'radical son' is the amazing autiobiogrphy of david horowitz. he was a former communist who involved very deeply in the radical elements of the party and went so far as to organize protests and I was very fasinated to learn about how mr horowitz was able to do a 180 from the communist party and how this arthur was able to learn to be a conservative republican and vote for reagan. it was very intresting to stop from the communist party.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 22, 2002
The most important book I've read
David Horowitz entered this world as a 'red diaper baby,' the son of two American Communists. He was an intellectual leader of the New Left in the 1950s and 1960s and became heavily involved with the Black Panthers.<p> Horowitz's parents were betrayed by Khruschev's 'Secret Speech' in which he admitted the excesses of Stalin, and Horowitz was determined to avoid placing himself in a similar position in which he could be betrayed.<p> He details the tactics of the New Left, showing how it was more important to advance the Movement than it was to use honest arguments. Horowitz's own disillusionment came when he knew of a murder committed by the Black Panthers which was not properly investigated or prosecuted. He moved to Right, voting for Reagan in 1984.<p> I find this book's portrayal of the New Left to be disturbing. The success of the American political system ultimately depends on the parties (in the broad sense, including, but not limited to, the two major political Parties) acting in good faith. Horowitz documents that the New Left, the Communists, and their Fellow Travelers have not done so.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 30, 2010
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