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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (226 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Horowitz Narrator: Jeff Riggenbach Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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David Horowitz was one of the founders of the New Left and an editor of Ramparts, the magazine that set the intellectual and revolutionary tone for the movement. From his vantage point at the center of the action, he populates Radical Son with vivid portraits of people who made the radical decade, while unmaking America at the same time. We are introduced to an aged Bertrand Russell, the world-famous philosopher and godson of John Stuart Mill, who in his nineties became America’s scourge. There is Tom Hayden, the radical Everyman who promoted guerrilla warfare in America’s cities in the Sixties and became a Democratic state senator when his revolutions failed. We meet Huey Newton, a street hustler and murderer who founded the Black Panthers. A brutal murder committed by the Panthers prompts Horowitz’s profound “second thoughts” that eventually transformed him into an intellectual leader of conservatism and its most prominent activist in Hollywood.

Horowitz moved from one set of political convictions to another over the course of thirty years, and here he challenges listeners to consider how they came by their own convictions.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “David Horowitz’s powerful autobiography details a long journey from a boyhood in the ambit of American Stalinism, through young adulthood at the vanguard of the New Left, to a midlife recognition that his various gods had failed. Horowitz’s gift for irony and eye for detail haven’t deserted him.”

    Eric Breindel, editorial page editor of the New York Post

  • “[Horowitz] tells his often painful story with candor and passion.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “[A] moving, intellectual autobiography.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Chris Hunt | 2/20/2014

    " I had this book on my bookshelf for years before finally reading it. I was excited to finally read it. Unfortunately, though, while I think it's a very important book for its history, the fine and seemingly infinite details were sheer drudgery and I barely made it to the finish line. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Craig | 2/11/2014

    " I glanced at this, expecting little. But it hooked me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Alan | 11/11/2013

    " Back to the 60s "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Don | 11/1/2013

    " A fascinating book -- complementary to that of Ronald Radosh. Horowitz is a very angry man but that doesn't lessen the keenness of his insights. "

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