The Greek Crisis and the Reactionary Left


I put this question to my investor friend, whom I’ll call Angel Ware, about the situation in Europe:
Any insights into the ramifications of the Greek crisis?
Here is his answer:
“Well, it depends. The first question is whether or not the EU (i.e.   Germany) will successfully be able to bail out the Greeks. There are  some [...]

From the Writings of David Horowitz: May 7, 2010


In sum, [the] academic disinterest in my work is not a personal matter, but the expression of a political fact. It is a reflection of the ideological debasement of our institutions of knowledge by a movement whose hallmarks are narcissisitic self-absorption and intellectual intolerance, and whose attacks on tradition, objectivity and intellectual standards are already [...]

From the Writings of David Horowitz: May 6, 2010


Like Islamic radicalism, the totalitarian doctrines of communism and fascism are fundamentalist creeds. “The fundamentalist does not believe [his] ideas have any limits or boundaries,… [therefore] the goals of fundamentalist terror are not to eliminate injustice but to eliminate opposition.”10 That is why the humanitarian nature of America’s mission to Mogadishu made no difference to [...]

From the Writings of David Horowitz: May 5, 2010


Within days of 9/11, with the images of the fallen towers and their innocent dead still fresh in mind, radicals launched a campaign to protest in advance any military response America might contemplate to answer the unprovoked attack. By these radicals’ own account, there were 247 “anti-war” demonstrations in the United States and in countries [...]

From the Writings of David Horowitz: May 4, 2010


The radicalism shaping the Democratic Party is part of a broad-ranging, forty-year effort of New Left radicals to infiltrate the institutions of American society and culture, and redirect their purposes and ends. These institutions include the courts, schools, universities, churches, mass media, unions, foundations, corporations and government agencies…During the 2004 election campaign, through an extraordinary [...]

From the Writings of David Horowitz: May 3, 2010


In this life, they can haul you off without warning. You can step onto the wrong plane, or off the wrong curb, or into the wrong conversation and be gone. A microorganism can stumble into a passage to your heart and douse the lights before you even learn its name. Or the cells of your [...]

From the Writings of David Horowitz: May 2, 2010


The first step in understanding the public education mess is to realize that IT’S NOT ABOUT MONEY. Teachers — despite the widespread myth — are overpaid and underworked. Innumerable studies show that parochial schools produce better test scores with half or sometimes even as little as a third of public-school budgets. California, to pick a [...]

Obama-style Socialism


Jonah Goldberg’s Liberal Fascism is now in paperback.
Jonah Goldberg has written an important article in Commentary on what he calls the “neo-socialism” of the Obama administration. I like this label. It is both accurate and more palatable than the term “neo-communism” which I have applied to the hard left. But given the twenty-year political partnership [...]

From the Writings of David Horowitz: May 1, 2010


Koreans, Chinese and Vietnamese come to America and are forced to learn English. And do very well. They score higher than any ethnic group on those “Eurocentrically” biased standard performance tests, get into the most elite colleges in impressive numbers and go on to become businessmen, engineers and computer scientists. They do it all without [...]

From the Writings of David Horowitz: April 30, 2010


Huey Long was once asked whether he thought fascism could ever come to America. His answer was “Yeah, but it’ll come calling itself anti-fascism.” America isn’t close to such a future, but I couldn’t help thinking about Long’s comment in connection with an episode that occurred recently at my alma mater.
The occasion was a conference [...]