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Unholy Alliance : Radical Islam and the American LeftIn this book the author blows the lid off the bizarre alliance between the liberal Left and radical Islam.
(from book description)
In this tour de force on the most important issue of our time, David Horowitz confronts the paradox of how so many Americans, including the leadership of the Democratic Party, could turn against the War on Terror. He finds an answer in a political Left that shares a view of America as the "Great Satan" with America’s radical Islamic enemies. This Left, which once made common cause with Communists, has now joined forces with radical Islam in attacking America’s defenses at home and its policies abroad.
From their positions of influence in the university and media culture, leftists have defined America as the "root cause" of the attacks against it. In a remarkable exploration of the "Mind of the Left," Horowitz traces the evolution of American radicalism from its Communist past to its "anti-war" present. He then shows how this Left was able to turn the Democratic Party presidential campaign around and reshape its views on the War on Terror. 

Horowitz’s Unholy Alliance, writes John Haynes, the noted historian of American Communism, "is an insightful, brilliant examination of the mental world of the radical left. Horowitz shows how today’s radicals, unwilling to reflect on the internal flaws that destroyed Marxism-Leninism from within, have embraced an all-consuming nihilism in its place. This has led them to a hatred of American institutions and a solidarity with Islamic terrorists that makes the radical left more properly regarded as dangerous than loony."

Unholy Alliance is an eye-opening book that should unsettle conventional assumptions and reveals why intellectuals and political leaders who applaud Michael Moore are no laughing matter. As Harvey Klehr, author of Venona: Decoding Soviet Espionage in America, writes, "The world Communist movement may be moribund, but its habits of mind and ideological fantasies have not disappeared. This is a fascinating and depressing account."

About the Author
David Horowitz is a nationally known author and lifelong civil rights activist. He was one of the founders of the New Left movement in the 1960s. He has written numerous books, including The Politics of Bad Faith, The Art of Political War, and Radical Son, his celebrated autobiography. He is president of the Center for the Study of Popular Culture and the founder of online newsmagazine FrontPageMag.com.

(from inside flap) 

Added by Orion Reasoner
on 10/10/2004, 9:27pm

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