The Closing of the Liberal Mind


Sowell

The New Republic unleashes a vapid, mean-spirited, and indefensible attack on one of the most important intellectual figures of our time.

The Closing of the Liberal Mind: TNR Attacks Thomas Sowell


Despite the fact that in an act of petty malice and politically-motivated spite,  Leon Wieseltier has banned me (or mention of my work) from The New Republic for twenty-five years, I have always regarded the literary pages that he edits as the best “back of the book” section in the opinion magazine business. No more.
The [...]

Leg Thrills and Spine Chills With Chris Matthews Part 6: Andrew Young, Edwards Confidante, is a “Rat-fink”


A typical pet-peeve of parents: kids that tattle. Not me, I love a tattle-tale. Every family needs at least one good informant. We were lucky enough to have a good ratio, three out of nine.
Granted there are kids that will tattle just for spite, but then there are those kids that just have an acute [...]

Everything I Now Need to Know About Sarah Palin, I Learned From Aristotle


In spite of all I admired and wrote in support of Governor Sarah Palin, I cannot claim intellectual honesty if I try to justify her profoundly disturbing endorsement of Dr. Rand Paul.
It is one thing to vote for a flawed candidate opposing one who is worse. It is another thing altogether to place immense credibility [...]

From the Pen of David Horowitz: January 9, 2010


Of course, New Leftists were critical of the policies of the Soviet Union (as, at various times were Khrushchev, Castro, and Ho Chi Minh). But their true, undying enemy was always democratic America—their hatred for which was never merely reactive (as is sometimes suggested), never truly innocent, and remains remarkably intact to this day. The [...]

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From the Pen of David Horowitz: December 3, 2009


Antonio Gramsci once described the revolutionary temperament as a pessimism of the intellect and an optimism of the will. For the veterans of my radical generation, the balance was tipped when we sustained what seemed like irreparable injury to our sense of historical possibility. It was not even so much the feeling that the left [...]