End of Time

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"Three days after terrorists slammed airliners into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, David Horowitz, as disoriented as the rest of us by these cataclysmic events, discovered that he had prostate cancer. As America declared war on terror, Horowitz began treatment, emerging months later with a "reprieve" from his disease. He brought back with him this remarkable book of hard-won insights about our country and ourselves - how we get to our ends and what we learn along the way." An at times heart-catching departure from the polemics and ...
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"Three days after terrorists slammed airliners into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, David Horowitz, as disoriented as the rest of us by these cataclysmic events, discovered that he had prostate cancer. As America declared war on terror, Horowitz began treatment, emerging months later with a "reprieve" from his disease. He brought back with him this remarkable book of hard-won insights about our country and ourselves - how we get to our ends and what we learn along the way." An at times heart-catching departure from the polemics and social criticism that have made Horowitz one of our most controversial public intellectuals, The End of Time is a meditation on subjects ranging from what parents inadvertently teach us in their deaths, to the forbidding realities of the cancer ward, to the way in which figures like Mohammed Attar use death as a strategy in becoming like gods of their own mad creation. Hovering protectively over these ruminations is Horowitz's wife, April, whose stubborn love reached into the heart of his medical darkness and led him back toward the light of this work.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781594030802
  • Publisher: Encounter Books
  • Publication date: 6/28/2005
  • Pages: 156
  • Sales rank: 822,223
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2005

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    This was an excellently and artistically (sustained by a life of writing and speaking) written memoir of David Horowitz who has devoted his life as a pundit to two contradictory political philosophies: Marxism and now democratic capitalism and its consequent individual liberty. The majority of the book deals with questions on the value placed on life and death. Personally, the author gives insight into this topic by discussing people who have given value to his insights: his father, his wife, family, friends, and select authors such as Saul Bellow and Blaise Pascal. Of course, the events of 911 and diagnosis with cancer no doubt give poignant revelation of man's frailty. It is in the twilight of life that the author realizes that the nature of man is terminal. The book warns against religion, politicians, and do-gooders that define the nature of man differently and attempt to impose solutions to 'redeem' man from his fate. Sadly, despite many spiritual insights and moving autobiographical detail, it would seem that the author, a self-proclaimed agnostic, is still controlled by a materialistic conception of life and seems to conclude that the work of life is what sustains man and provides the air he breaths. It is the work that redeems the time.

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