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Title:
Hating Whitey : and other progressive causes
Author:
Horowitz, David, 1939-
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Publication Information:
Dallas, Tex. : Spence Pub. Co., [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
x, 300 pages ; 24 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781890626211
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Book

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Summary

The anti-white racism of the Left remains one of the few taboo subjects in America. A new brand of self-styled progressives threatens the very institutions that guarantee racial inclusion. Racial warlords and academic malcontents indict American democracy for racial oppression even as they themselves excuse intolerance to the point of murder. David Horowitz, whose ad campaign against reparations has provoked censorious rage on campuses across the country, delivers a powerful blow to contemporary race thinking.
-- Why do some civil rights leaders condone murder?
-- Has "progressivism" become a war against democracy?
-- How has Martin Luther King been betrayed?


Author Notes

David Horowitz is president of the Center for the Study of Popular Culture in Los Angeles and editor of the journal Heterodoxy.


Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

Once a prominent U.S. leftist, Horowitz garnered an even larger reputation upon the publication of Radical Son, his memoir documenting his transformation from a radical to a conservative. Now, as the editor of the intentionally provocative conservative journal Heterodoxy and a frequent columnist for Salon, Horowitz employs heat-seeking rhetoric that aims to be as inflammatory as possible. Taking on U.S. race relations and claiming that "anti-white racism" has become intrinsic to the black civil rights movement and "common currency of the `progressive' intelligentsia," he launches an all-out attack that is almost comical in its single-mindedness. He documents Louis Farrakhan's controversial and contested statements attacking white European and American culture and politics; goes after Nobel Prize winner Toni Morrison, "whose boundless suspicions of white Americans amount to a demonization as intense as Elijah Muhammad's"; and characterizes Harvard Law School professor Derrick Bell as a "black racist" and a "product of the Communist left." He also explores how American universities have been destroyed by leftist "McCarthyism" and the "political persecution of Newt Gingrich by liberal democrats." But such provocation, presented in essays that seem hurriedly written and which lack footnotes (or any documentation of their more questionable facts), quickly devolves into a boring rant. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


Library Journal Review

Horowitz documented his ideological shift from 1960s revolutionary to end-of-the-century conservative in the compelling Radical Son. This current collection of essays continues his criticism of "leftist" culture and its damaging effects on American society. Its 27 chapters expand his view to what Horowitz sees as anti-white attacks presented by African American activists, the media, and academics at elite institutions, thus undermining democratic values. In turn, he claims allegiance to his radical roots of political, ethnic, and sexual equality and traditional American values. The sections on the Black Pathners (Horowitz cooperated with Huey Newton for a short period of time) echo views appearing in Radical Son. Horowitz closes his work with attacks on President Bill Clinton, not necessarily for his sexual affairs but for possibly compromising national security in allowing the transfer of nuclear and other advanced weapons technology to China on his watch. This is a passionate polemic that will be pleasing to those who agree with the author and deplorable to those who don't. Recommended for public and academic libraries.ÄStephen L. Hupp, Urbana Univ., OH (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introduction: Memories in Memphisp. 3
I Get Whitey
1 Racial Paranoiap. 17
2 Hate Crimesp. 24
3 A Rage to Killp. 31
II Black Caucus
4 Martin's Childrenp. 51
5 Amen Cornerp. 56
6 Democrats and Blacksp. 62
7 Dealing with Racismp. 69
8 The Politics of Racep. 84
III Panther Reflections
9 Black Murder, Inc.p. 95
10 Johnnie's Other O. J.p. 123
IV Progressive Education
11 Academic Politicsp. 141
12 Postmodern Professorsp. 147
13 The Loafing Classp. 155
14 Campus Brown Shirtsp. 159
15 I, Rigoberta Menchu, Liarp. 165
16 Visit to a Small Collegep. 174
17 Calibrating the Culture Warsp. 184
V Looking Backward
18 Telling It Like It Wasn'tp. 201
19 Two Goodbyesp. 211
20 Two Revolutionsp. 216
21 Feminist Fibberp. 225
22 Professor Rorty's Leftp. 232
23 Defending Christopherp. 240
24 A Proper Love of Countryp. 249
VI Foreign Affairs
25 Misdemeanors or High Crimes?p. 259
26 A Question of Loyaltiesp. 267
27 The Manchurian Presidentp. 273
Epilogue: A Political Romancep. 283
Indexp. 287