Category Archives: David Horowitz

December 10, 2017

David Horowitz on the Left in the University (Video)

Freedom Center founder on how universities are doctrinal institutions for whom dissent is heresy.

Editor’s note: below are the video and transcript of David Horowitz’s recent lecture on the destruction of American higher education and his new book, “The Black Book of the American Left, Volume VIII: The Left in the University.” Remarks were delivered at the Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel in Los Angeles, CA and broadcast on C-SPAN2.

David Horowitz: Last week I was at the University of Houston in Houston, where the week before they had held a national conference for Students for Justice in Palestine. The university hosted it. Students for Justice in Palestine is a creature of the terrorist organization Hamas and is a Hamas propaganda network. I brought along a little clip to show you so you can share with me.

That was seven minutes into my talk, and I had said at the outset of the talk that when I was a radical at Berkeley and Columbia in the sixties, I always wanted to hear what the other side had to say because I felt that would make me a better radical. I would have the arguments. Those days are gone.

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December 8, 2017

MILO Meets David Horowitz (Video)

From Episode 6 of The MILO Show podcast.

December 4, 2017

Monica Crowley on Why The Swamp Hates Donald Trump (Video)

Editor’s Note: Below are the video and transcript to remarks given by Monica Crowley at the David Horowitz Freedom Center’s 2017 Restoration Weekend. The event was held Nov. 16th-19th at the Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach, Florida.

At lunch today, we had the great fortune to hear from Victor Davis Hanson who was talking about those of us who have been repeatedly judged for our support of Donald Trump by the self-righteous, self-described anti-Trump superiors, and it called to mind something that happened to me last July. I had an exchange with a Hollywood heavyweight and no, it was not Harvey Weinstein. That would have been an exchange of a different kind, and this Hollywood heavyweight approached me, and I got the whole condescending treatment about Donald Trump. I got the condescending tap on the arm. I got the look, like, feeling sorry for me that I was a Trump supporter, and he looked at me and he said, “Monica, you’re a sweet girl and you’re so smart. You can’t possibly be for Donald Trump,” and I realized in that second that I had a decision to make. Was I going to go through the usual excuses, like, well, you know, I know, but I still…? I decided in that split second to own it, and I leaned into this guy and I said, “Are you kidding me? I freaking love Donald Trump,” and to my great surprise, it completely disarmed him, and he stood back. He wasn’t expecting it. I said, “Are you kidding me, I freaking love him, and if I had 100 votes, I’d spend all 100 votes on Donald Trump,” and he was immediately taken aback, and he said, “Oh, no, no, no. No, don’t get me wrong. I hate her. I just don’t know if I can vote for him,” and it completely wrecked his entire line of argument. It worked like a charm.

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November 2, 2017

David Horowitz: What is Wrong with UTOPIANISM? (Video)

David Joel Horowitz (born January 10, 1939) is an American conservative writer. He is a founder and current president of the think tank the David Horowitz Freedom Center; editor of the Center’s publication, FrontPage Magazine; and director of Discover the Networks, a website that tracks individuals and groups on the political left. Horowitz also founded the organization Students for Academic Freedom.

September 30, 2017

The Left in the University by David Horowitz

Introduction to Volume 8 of the Black Book of the American Left.

The eighth volume of the series of my writings called The Black Book of the American Left is about one of the underappreciated tragedies of our times: the successful campaign of the left to subvert the curricula of collegiate institutions and transform entire academic departments and schools—including Schools of Education—into doctrinal training centers for their social and political causes. This transformation of the educational system in turn has underpinned the steady dismantling of America’s social contract, which has been the ongoing project of the left since the 1960s.

This is actually the sixth book I have written on the subject of the transformation and its destructive consequences.

In addition to whatever analytic contributions are made in these pages, they provide a compendium of anecdotal evidence about the manner in which progressive activists have taken control of liberal arts curricula and reverted them to their 19th-century origins as instruments of religious indoctrination. The new doctrines differ from their 19th-century predecessors in that they are political and secular, having been shaped by Marxism and its derivatives. These “progressive” doctrines, however, share with traditional religions the same impulse to redeem a fallen world and to suppress what they regard as hostile—therefore heretical—ideas in the name of human progress.

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September 26, 2017

David Horowitz’s Speech at the AFA Dinner (Video)

David Horowitz’s speech at the American Freedom Alliance Heroes of Conscience Awards Dinner.

August 23, 2017

David Horowitz – The Second Civil War (Video)

July 25, 2017 – David Horowitz speaks about his new book Big Agenda, Trump and The Left.

August 15, 2017

David Horowitz – Communism & Socialism (Video)

David Horowitz talked about the history of the Communist Party and his views on socialism, conservatism and liberalism. He spoke at a conference hosted by the Grove City College Center for Vision and Values. Mr. Horowitz, who was interviewed by Paul Kengor, also responded to questions from the audience.

May 2, 2017

David Horowitz: “The Democratic Party is the Party of Hate” (Video)

“It’s not just Berkeley, but almost all major colleges, one party states, safe places for leftists ideas. They purge conservatives from their faculty and purge conservative books from their required reading list,” he said.

Conservative writer David Horowitz, founder of the David Horowitz Freedom Center, has been banned from CNN and his own alma mater, the University of California, Berkeley.

Horowitz says his publisher called CNN’s PR person and they said “we are not having Horowitz.”

The same happened to him at Berkeley where his event was canceled just like Ann Coulter’s recently cancelled speech.

According to Horowitz, the campus administration and the campus police department were not allowing Berkeley’s college Republicans to inform other students of where their event was taking place.

Horowitz explains the left’s agenda in his new book, Big Agenda: President Trump’s Plan to Save America, specifically pointing out the fact that Hillary Clinton falsely accused Trump of raising up what she deemed as the “basket of deplorables.”

But Horowitz was not always a conservative. He grew up with parents who were a part of the American Communist Party and strong supporters of Joseph Stalin.

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April 19, 2017

My Free Speech at Berkeley, Not by David Horowitz

How universities like Berkeley aim to kill free speech.

A full-page ad is appearing in today’s Daily Californian, calling on students to “COME HEAR DAVID HOROWITZ SPEAK AT BERKELEY ON APRIL 12.” Following this, the ad says, “COME HEAR HIM, THAT IS, IF YOU CAN FIND HIM!” Well actually you can’t. That’s because the UC Berkeley Administration, which is determined to keep its students “safe” from conservative speakers like me, chose to place such onerous restrictions on the event that its hosts, Berkeley College Republicans, felt they had to cancel it.

University officials will tell you that the restrictions were necessary to ensure public safety, but this will just be the most egregious of their self-serving lies. They will seek to validate this by invoking the February riot, which prevented Milo Yiannopoulos from speaking on campus, causing $100,000 damage and physical violence to bystanders in the process. Milo was not responsible for that riot; the Berkeley Administration and the UC police were. It was their responsibility to present a show of force that would have prevented the mayhem, and failing that to arrest the perpetrators and see to it that they received long jail sentences and were required to pay restitution for the damage they caused. But the UC can’t be bothered with actual concerns for public safety. In fact, the UC Police Department led by Captain Alex Yao, did nothing to stop or arrest the rioters, who as a result will not have to think twice before rioting again, say at my event or at Ann Coulter’s which is scheduled to take place at the end of the month.

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