The Professors by David Horowitz
Like a number of other figures in the conservative world, David Horowitz once occupied a point on the left side of the political spectrum—in his case, a point near the leftmost edge. Unlike others, however, he seems never to have forgiven himself for it. As if for penance, he now devotes himself single-mindedly to debunking the anti-capitalist, anti-democratic, anti-American agenda of his erstwhile fellow travelers.
On the website he founded, FrontPageMag.com, as well as in newspaper columns and books, Horowitz has for some time now been offering detailed dossiers of individual radical activists, particularly on university campuses, closely scrutinizing their pronouncements, funding sources, and affiliations. Charges of McCarthyism hurled back from the Left have not deterred him. To Horowitz, his targets are not mere misguided utopians, but intellectually malignant enemies of the West. In The Professors: The 101 Most Dangerous Academics in America, he profiles the worst offenders.
About the Author
Jonathan Kay is managing editor for comment at Canada’s National Post.