David Horowitz grew up a 'red diaper baby' in a communist community in Sunnyside, Queens. He studied literature at Columbia, taking classes from Lionel Trilling, and became a 'new leftist' during the Soviet invasion of Hungary in 1956.
Following the murder of his friend Betty van Patter by the Black Panther Party in December 1972 and the victory of the Communists in Indo-China, which led to the slaughter of millions of Asians, Horowitz had second thoughts about his former comrades and commitments. In 1985 he published a cover story with Peter Collier in the Washington Post called 'Lefties for Reagan,' announcing their new politics, and organized a Second Thoughts Conference in Washington composed of former radicals. Four years later they published a book of the articles they had written about their new perspective and the movement they had left behind.
In 1997, Horowitz published his memoir, Radical Son, about his journey from the left. George Gilder hailed it as 'the first great autobiography of his generation,' and others compared the book to Whittaker Chambers' Witness.
Norman Podhoretz, former editor of Commentary magazine, says of Horowitz: 'David Horowitz is hated by the Left because he is not only an apostate but has been even more relentless and aggressive in attacking his former political allies than some of us who preceded him in what I once called 'breaking ranks' with that world. He has also taken the polemical and organizational techniques he learned in his days on the left, and figured out how to use them against the Left, whose vulnerabilities he knows in his bones.'
A full bibliography of Horowitz's writings is available at: http://www.frontpagemag.com/bibliography
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