Left Illusions: An Intellectual Odyssey
Recorded on January 22, 2004
The Heritage Foundation's Van Andel Center
David Horowitz underwent the most dramatic political conversion
since Whittaker Chambers. And at every stop of his intellectual
journey, he has produced sparkling and provocative commentary. From
his youthful days as a leader of the New Left in the 1960s to his
current role as master strategist of the right, Horowitz's
polemical legacy is unmatched in wit and integrity.
Horowitz's newest book, Left Illusions: An Intellectual Odyssey,
provides the first map of his intellectual development.
Complementing his acclaimed autobiography, Radical Son, the
selections in Left Illusions range from his first book, published
over forty years ago, to his most recent writings on the war
against terror. The pieces include his polemics, journalism, and
scholarship, along with select chapters from most of his books.
Their subjects range from the origins of the New Left to the Cold
War, from the fall of communism to political radicalism, race
relations, the war on terror, the intellectual culture wars, and