Tuesday, May 20, 2008

David Horowitz: Premiere Pro-Victory Public Intellectual

I was a little too hasty in writing about Foreign Policy's survey of the "Top 100 Public Intellectuals."

I forgot to mention David Horowitz.

If a former 60s-era radical activist turned neoconservative agitator can be considered a "public intellectual," Horowitz is in the top tier of my rankings. He's the premiere pro-victory polemicist of the neocon right, and his writings are showcased most recently in the new book, Party of Defeat: How Democrats and Radicals Undermined America's War on Terror Before and After 9/11.

I'm currently about a quarter of the way through the volume, but Horowitz provides a quick synopsis in
his talk at the National Press Club last month:

You can read the introduction to the book here.