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Radicals: Portraits of a Destructive Passion
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on September 11, 2016
Great insights from an author who has been on both sides of the aisle, and was there in the 60's and 70's. Engrossing. Resonates today, and I recommend it for this election season.
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on October 29, 2017
never received this book !!! would have loved reading it never came
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on March 1, 2015
Good book
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on February 7, 2016
A must read for the masses
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on January 29, 2016
Real eye opener.
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on July 11, 2015
My house always has room for Horowitz.
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on June 28, 2014
This work, by David Horowitz, shows the bio-psychological pathology behind "Leftism." This is what Dr. Wilhelm Reich called the "emotional plague." Most people hide this as a façade that it is for the "masses." In the meantime, the real aim is power over people by a new elite with a new ideology. The real power pathology, behind all political power groups, is the real aim.
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on February 24, 2013
David Horowitz, as in "Destructive Generation" and "Radical Son" certainly knows his radicals. Certainly what motivates and keeps them together. As much as I've tried to dislike Christopher Hitchens, his vocabulary and vast knowledge has always impressed me. He often went off the rail, but it was a beautiful wreck. I just felt sorry for the two women that he featured. Cornell West... has there ever been a more confused and confusing speaker than Cornell West (although Mark Lamont Hill comes to mind)? You can listen to this man speak and have no idea of what he is saying...and it's not you...it's him. He speaks slurry, blurry, and non-syntactical. I think he is given awards and a plush job simply because people are worn out by his presence. Alinsky, frankly, comes across as an evil con man. A good read
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on September 11, 2014
A fantastic book that highlights not the tragedy of collectivism concerning its victims, but the tragedy of collectivism as it corrupts its proponents. They become radicals to be as angels, and instead become the most vicious devils. An insider's view of what it means to be a radical and live with the consequences, which are always broken dreams and lives.
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on March 12, 2013
Horowitz does it again! This book was so interesting. It really shows the hypocrisy of the left wing radicals of yesteryear. I especially enjoyed the information about Christopher Hitchens, as he was such a prolific person in the literary world. He had such differing views with people on the right, yet seemed to have a mutual respect for them, including Horowitz. What I think I enjoyed most about this book is, while Horowitz is telling the story of people with vastly different views of his current ones, he still seems to have a bit of respect and admiration for them as he was once one of radical left. This gives him a unique point of view as he can empathize with them. He is such a great writer, I have read many of his books.
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