[November 23, 2015] The weather has turned cooler and the tree in front of my house has lost all but a few of its leaves. With cooler weather and the political season heating up I find it satisfying to sit down with a good book; one that pushes my intellectual boundaries. Books that create controversy are some of my favorites, not because they get my blood pressure up but because they make me think. In doing so, they make me a better person, more resistant to evil and more resilient to the many innocuous platitudes from politicians and from the media’s constant harping about the latest gadgets, fads, and breaking news’ stories. It is appropriate, therefore, to bring to my readers a series of books that directly takes on politics.
The Art of Political War and Other Radical Pursuits, David Horowitz, 2000.
While I was reading Horowitz’s book it immediately reminded me a little of Sun Tzu’s book The Art of War … in that it tells “conservatives” how oppose American “liberals”. David Horowitz was raised by liberal parents and was a political leftist. His transformation from socialist leftist to conservative was based on his discovery of the intellectual and moral deficiencies of socialism and its derivatives like communism. This book is anti-left and anti-socialism. Although the book is not new, it is on target for today’s political divide that leaves many of us wanting something more from our political leaders. The theme of the book is that political left does not play fair or by the rules and conservatives need to stop complaining about it and “address the American People directly.” This book makes you think. Regardless of one’s political leanings, it provides a thought provoking analysis of the conservative and liberal political movements in the United States. Well written and researched, the book is highly recommended.
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