With Conservatives Like These, Who Needs Liberals?


By signing on to the war on Hollywood, the Right has embraced another bad idea from the Left.

Upside-down politics


This article was originally published by Salon on July 27, 1998. In the political landscape, seismic shifts first occur below the surface. Only after accumulating a critical social mass do they become visible. Until then, one can track their movement in the growing incoherence of the political language, and in the terms we use to describe [...]

David Horowitz’s Archives: Conservatism needs a transplant


This article was originally published by Salon on October 6, 1997. It has become the topic of the season on the political right: Whatever happened to the triumph of conservatism? Recently, the Weekly Standard ran a cover symposium titled “Is There a Worldwide Conservative Crackup?” Conservative ideas appear to be ascendant, the editors pointed out, [...]

David Horowitz’s Archives: Spies Like Us


This article was originally published by Salon on October 20, 1997. Two weeks ago, three leftist radicals from the University of Wisconsin were arrested and charged with spying. The media played the story big. But I still have one question: Why only three? James Clark, Kurt Stand and Theresa Squillacote were all New Left enthusiasts, [...]

David Horowitz’s Archives: Robin Hood lives, unfortunately


This article was originally published by Salon, on May 24, 2007. It is almost a decade since the Marxist empire began crumbling, yet the crackpot ideas of its founder live on. The idea that wealth is a form of “social injustice,” and that redistributing income is a worthy and progressive goal remains persuasive to people [...]

David Horowitz’s Archives: Dialogue of the deaf


This article was originally published by Salon on May 24, 2009. A recent article in the Los Angeles Times Sunday Book Review reveals how the culture war has become a dialogue of the deaf. In a negative review of new books by Norman Podhoretz and Hilton Kramer, the left-wing critic Russell Jacoby writes that the [...]

David Horowitz’s Archives: The Smearing of “The Patriot”


Originally published by Salon on July 10, 2000. Anti-Americanism runs amok, again, and the left shows that nihilism is all that remains of its agenda. The intersection of the Fourth of July weekend and the release of Mel Gibson’s “The Patriot” provided a perfect opportunity to reflect on the way America’s heritage is under continuous [...]

David Horowitz’s Archives: An Inherited Genetic Disorder


The successes of the academic freedom campaign and the publication of The Professors have produced a rash of websites and a phalanx of pundits devoted to attacking them. Their assaults deploy the unsavory weapons of the character assassin trade – distortion, smears and concocted tales, and a reflexive pouncing on every intellectual disagreement or error [...]

David Horowitz’s Archives: Vocabulary of War


This article was originally published by FrontPage Magazine, on October 19, 2007. The Left is up in arms over the effort to hold an Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week on American college campuses. The goal of the Week is to alert Americans to the threat from Islamo-Fascism and to focus attention on the violent oppression of Muslim women [...]

David Horowitz’s Archives: The Surreal World of the Progressive Left


This article was originally published by FrontPage Magazine, on January 25, 2008. It is not for nothing that George Orwell had to invent terms like “double-think” and “double-speak” to describe the universe totalitarians created. Those who have watched the left as long as I have, understand the impossible task that progressives confront in conducting their [...]