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Book Title: Radical Son: A Generational Oddysey|
Date of issue: December 13th 2011
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The author of the book: David Horowitz
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 28.73 MB
Edition: Free Press
Read full description of the books Radical Son: A Generational Oddysey:There is so much I could say here. I will say a bit about the book but first I want to do something I've done before and also I'd like to dedicate it to a specific group.
As it happens I read this just after the election (2016). Right now a lot of young people are protesting and many are saying things that I believe (and hope) they will regret saying and wish they could take back later. I've heard more than one person call out for the death of the President Elect.
I grew up in the 1960s and was a part of/among the generation of the "New Left", the generation that gave us the Clintons (among others). Those young people also simply KNEW that they had the answer to all the problems in the world and all it would take is a left wing (socialist) government. A government that can give you everything, government education, government health care, government housing, cradle to grave care. They could see it so clearly and with the encouragement of Walter Lipman or Saul D. Alinsky they acted believing "the end justifies the means".
So today do these young people (mostly 18 to 25 but led by hardcore left wing people who are career politicians of the left) believe they have the answer.
David was a hardcore leader of the "New Left". He was involved with most of the left wing movements that my contemporaries rallied to. he lived his life from his childhood raised by hardcore communist parents (in 1939) until he was forced (by a murder committed by members of the Black Panthers against one of their own) to look at his life. He is now a leader in the conservative movement.
Please...keep reading, just a few more lines and then if you want you can forget this and the book I'm recommending.
Conservatives are not a monolithic group. From Libertarians to Republicans and everywhere in between we all think for ourselves...and we don't shut each other out of attack each other. Two of my best friends (who are as conservative as I) believe strongly on stopping the famous pipeline "up north" as they are strongly concerned about environmental damage. I am concerned about the Earth as well but believe we can use the pipeline to move oil more inexpensively and at the same time provide jobs and do it cleanly... But we still spend a night or 2 a week socializing. On the whole we agree more than we disagree and respect each other's right to think.
The conservative movement in America is full or "2nd thoughters" Mr. Horowitz, Ronald Reagan, David Mamet, even the late Charlton Heston are 2nd thought Democrats and liberals (Progressives).
May I please encourage all of you who are still young to stop and actually look at what you believe and what you think you believe? Most people at first confuse compassion with socialism, it looks good.
In all of history socialism of every type has been tried over and over. When this is pointed out the answer is always, "but it hasn't been done right". That's the problem...it can't be done right. Read Animal Farm. "All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others". The leaders are always human. Socialism ALWAYS leads to want and totalitarianism...always.
This book is a memoir of Mr. Horowitz's journey, his growth, his maturing...the pain it took to bring him to where he is.
Please consider that sometimes experience brings wisdom.
I leave you with a quote attributed to George Washington: "A government big enough to give you everything is big enough to take everything away."
Please read the book before you decide you don't like it.
Read information about the authorDavid Joel Horowitz is currently an American conservative writer & policy advocate. He's founder & current president of the David Horowitz Freedom Center & edits FrontPage Magazine.
Horowitz was raised by parents who were members of the Communist Party USA. Between 1956 and 1975, Horowitz was an outspoken adherent of the New Left before rejecting Leftism completely. Horowitz has recounted his ideological journey in a series of retrospectives, culminating with his 1996 memoir Radical Son: A Generational Odyssey.
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