Summary: The basic facts of David Horowitz's political odyssey, one of the most significant of the last forty years, are well known. A "red diaper baby" who grew up in what he has called the ghetto of communism, he became a leading Marxist "theorist" in the early 1960s and one of the godfathers of the New Left. But following America's defeat in Vietnam, Horowitz began to reevaluate the damage those commitments had done to the country.
The Black Book of the American Left is the result of that concerted intellectual effort. It collects all of Horowitz's conservative writings over the last thirty years--at once a sharp incision to the heart of the left's agenda; an exploration of routes conservatives might take in response to their permanent assault on America; and a unique trip log showing the evolving intellectual journey of one of our bravest and most original thinkers.
In Progressives, the second volume of this this monumental work, Horowitz shows how this term, once used by America’s communists to hide their true identity, is now used by liberals to describe themselves and their movement. Today’s “progressives” believe that they alone are forward looking while the rest of humanity lags behind; that their vision of what's good for everyone else justifies their coercive means; that because they are social redeemers building Utopia, they can ignore the devastation caused by the construction process.