Excerpt from the Susan Sarandon profile: … Sarandon was a member and financial supporter of Not In Our Name (NION), the Revolutionary Communist Party-led project whose “Statement of Conscience” condemned not only the Bush administration’s “stark new measures of repression,” but also its “unjust, immoral, illegitimate, [and] openly imperial policy towards the world.” According to NION, it is the […]
Excerpt from the Council on American-Islamic Relations profile: The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) was co-founded in 1994 by Nihad Awad and Omar Ahmad, both of whom had close ties to the Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP), which was established by senior Hamas operative Mousa Abu Marzook and functioned as Hamas’ public relations and […]
Excerpt from the Spike Lee profile: In October 2005 Lee produced and directed a movie for HBO entitled When the Levee Broke – a reference to the devastating floods of Hurricane Katrina that had engulfed much of New Orleans the previous month. Lee made clear his belief that President Bush had been slow to dispatch federal aid workers to Louisiana because so […]
Excerpt from the Danny Glover profile: Glover supports Not In Our Name, the Revolutionary Communist Party movement which “pledges resistance to [America's] endless war, detentions and roundups, [and] attacks on civil liberties.” Glover is a strong backer of the socialist magazine Monthly Review, which he says “challenges us to think, inspires us to action, and makes us realize that the impossible is […]
Excerpt from the Rosie O’Donnell profile: In a May 2005 interview with Geraldo Rivera, O’Donnell charged that since President Bush had “invaded a sovereign nation in defiance of the UN, he is basically a war criminal.” “Honestly,” she said. “He should be tried at The Hague.” She also used the occasion to defend Jane Fonda‘s decision to visit […]
Excerpt from the Barbra Streisand profile: An ardent environmentalist, Barbra Streisand claims that Republicans are to blame for “poison in the water, salmonella in the food, carbon dioxide in the air, and toxic waste in the ground.” While she urges ordinary Californians to do their part for energy conservation and environmental protection, one of Streisand’s numerous […]
David Horowitz was one of the founders of the New Left in the 1960s and an editor of its largest magazine, Ramparts. He is the author, with Peter Collier, of three best selling 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 (1996), a memoir tracing his odyssey from “red-diaper baby” to conservative activist that George Gilder described as “the first great autobiography of his generation.” His latest book is Take No Prisoners: The Battle Plan for Defeating the Left (Regnery Publishing).
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