Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The Great Betrayal By David Horowitz

The Great Betrayal
The Democrats' Great Betrayal of U.S. Foreign Policy
By David Horowitz

New York Times best seller David Horowitz's monumental work, The Black Book of the American Left - Volume III: The Great Betrayal, is an inquiry into the dark heart of the left - an exploration of how conservatives must respond to its permanent assault on America, and a unique trip log showing the evolving intellectual journey of one of our bravest and most original thinkers.

In The Great Betrayal, his third volume of The Black Book series, Horowitz provides a narrative of the controversies and confrontations over the Iraq War from its origins up to the death of Osama bin Laden. The "great betrayal" refers to the sabotage of this war by the Democratic Party and the political left. This volume focuses on events beginning with 9/11 and culminating in the Iraq War and discusses in depth:

  • How the effort to remove the Saddam regime was first supported and then cynically abandoned by the Democratic Party in a effort to paralyze the Bush administration;
  • How the Democrat leaders conducted a five year campaign against removing Saddam while American troops were still on the battlefield; and
  • How Democrat politicians acted in collaboration with "progressives" playing the left's historic role as frontier guards for the enemies of the U.S.
The effort to remove the Saddam regime was initially supported by both major parties. But by the third month of fighting in Iraq, the Democrats had turned against the war they authorized in an effort to gain political advantage at home. They not only turned their backs on American troops in the field but also crippled efforts to curtail the terrorist activities of Iran, Syria and other Middle East regimes. Working in lockstep with radical leftist groups, the Democrats' sabotage of a war they had just authorized was unprecedented in U.S. history.  Horowitz shows how this great betrayal put our national security at risk and how the drift and appeasement it created continues to paralyze U.S. foreign policy today.

The basic facts of David Horowitz's political odyssey, one of the most significant of the last forty years, are well known A "red diaper baby" who grew up in the political ghetto of communism, he became a leading Marxist "theorist" in the early 1960s and one of the godfathers of the New Left. But following America's defeat in Vietnam, Horowitz began to reevaluate the damage those commitments had done to the country.  He realized that America was a good as well as a great nation, worth defending. This conviction led him toward the conservative movement of which he became a leading spokesman.

About the Author: David Horowitz is the bestselling author of numerous books including Unholy Alliance (2004), The Party of Defeat (2008) and Take No Prisoners: The Battle Plan for Defeating the Left (2014). His Art of Political War (2000) was described by White House political strategist Karl Rove as "the perfect guide to winning on the political battlefield."  David is the founder and chairman of the David Horowitz Freedom Center which is dedicated to the defense of free societies whose moral, cultural and economic foundations are under attack by enemies both secular and religious, at home and abroad. 

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