Radical Son

  • by David Horowitz
  • Narrated by Jonathan Marosz
  • 18 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

David Horowitz, a onetime leftist radical turned right-wing conservative, has written an autobiography about his political transformation. His memoir charts a trek from one political commitment to nearly its opposite while his sense of self and of his righteousness stays constant.The son of proudly Communist parents, he became a major figure in the 1960s New Left. He is by no means the only intellectual and activist to have moved from the Left to the Right in recent decades, but few have done so while maintaining such a high profile and outspoken style. His book therefore becomes not only an important and fascinating memoir of the 1960s but also a devastating analysis of the legacy of that time.

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What the Critics Say

"A document of the first importance for understanding the legacy of '60s radicalism." (Booklist)
"Because [Horowitz] has witnessed some elemental political battles, and because he tells his often painful story with candor and passion, his lengthy book remains absorbing." (Publishers Weekly)
"Mr. Horowitz has written a courageous book, full of self-revelation with a willingness to expose his own frailties in the most sensitive areas of sex and family." (The New York Times Book Review)

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Remarkable story, Wonderful narrator.

This riveting tale offers a mostly honest and moving second look at both the old left and the new left. I was a student at Berkeley in the 60's, and now I am approaching my own 60's. Horowitz captures our acute longing to perfect society and our abject failure to do so. On the negative side, Horowitz' personal attacks on some of his adversaries raises questions of balance, but overall a fair overview. The narrator-Marosz-did a spectacular job. One of the best I've heard. I immediately purchased another book based on his narration.
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- Jada Robitaille

An explanation of what we again experience today

This is an engrossing read. Because I lived through the events described and remember with clarity the outrageous behavior of the far left, coupled with the timidity or acquiescence of the press, this book has not only filled in all of the blanks from that period but also sheds light on the same outrageous tactics being repeated today. If you want to really learn something and at the same time get really mad, read this book.
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- weezerang

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-29-2004
  • Publisher: Books on Tape