I first heard of David Horowitz more than ten years ago, when I read his shocking book called The Shadow Party: How George Soros, Hillary Clinton and Sixties Radicals Seized Control of the Democratic Party.
That’s a heavy title, and back in 2006, it almost sounded like a conspiracy theory. Of course it wasn’t — it was meticulously footnoted, and it was all out there in public, as most of the good news stories are. It had just been deliberately not reported upon.
As with so many such books, even the most researched, they’re ignored by the mainstream, who either don’t put in the effort to do the research or, more often, support the radical goals of the left.
But Horowitz comes from the left; he understands it from the inside, and he uses that familiarity to be a strategic and effective fighter.
He built a war machine for conservatives, called the David Horowitz Freedom Center, with everything from campus wings to conservative conferences to alternative media outlets. It’s a battle group, and it’s Trumpy — as in, it’s not a dainty group of elite "Republicans in name only." They’re tough.
I had the chance to catch up with David via Skype — I apologize, the Skype connection wasn’t the best, but we proceeded with the interview nonetheless, because I thought it was interesting. I hope you agree.
We also talk about his new book of course — the ninth and final volume of his authoritative "black book" of the American left.