Thursday, September 28, 2017

The Left in the University By David Horowitz

The Black Book of the American Left - Volume VIII
The Left in the University
By David Horowitz

New York Times best-selling author David Horowitz's new book is The Left in the University, volume 8 of The Black Book of the American Left, a multi-volume collection of David Horowitz's conservative writings that will, when completed, be the most ambitious effort ever undertaken to define the Left and its agenda.
The corruption of American higher education has been in the news a lot in the last few years. “Snowflakes” and “safe spaces,” crowds of thugs shutting down conservative speakers, craven administrators caving in to demands of activist students and faculty have become increasingly common since the rise of Donald Trump sparked a “resistance” movement. Even progressives who have run afoul of campus terrorists are writing books about free speech now that their revolutionary children have started devouring their own.

In The Left in the University, you will learn about:

·     the left’s takeover of universities across America;
·     how far our campuses have descended into preposterous political correctness;
·     how sixties radicals began the redefinition of academic work from a search for truth according to professional norms, to a political activism that in the name of “relevance” and “social justice” shaped research and teaching to confirm leftist ideology and discredit whatever alternatives students might believe;
·     how “studies” like Post-Colonial Studies and Social Justice Studies proliferated to promote “narrowly one-sided political agendas,” and create “institutional settings for political indoctrination” and the “exposition and development of radical theory, and education and training of a radical cadre and the recruitment of students to radical causes;” and
·     radical intimidators and campus criminals, such as Antifa thugs, who regularly assault property, persons and reputations” with charges of racism, sexism, or even rape. They believe “If the ideas are correct, it’s okay to silence anyone who disagrees.”

David Horowitz, in his essays, frequently makes an important point: it’s not just the ideological prejudices of this or that faculty member, but a whole institutional, professional, and administrative apparatus that has made possible today’s overwhelmingly leftist and progressive university. What he has been warning about in his books and speeches for more than thirty years - the ideological hijacking of the university and the betrayal of its traditional mission - has finally grabbed the national spotlight. The essays in The Left in the University are indispensable for anyone who wants to understand how we got to this pass.

We encourage our readers to visit, which features Horowitz’s introductions to Volumes 1-8 of this 10-volume series, along with their tables of contents, reviews and interviews with the author. (Order HERE.) 

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). 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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