Last updated on: 7/2/2012 | Author: ProCon.org

David Horowitz Biography

Title:
Founder of the David Horowitz Freedom Center
Position:
Con to the question "Is the ACLU Good for America?"
Reasoning:

“[R]adicals like these ACLUers are willing and self-conscious accomplices of America’s enemies… the [ACLU’s] campaign to get nearly 400 American city councils to pass resolutions saying they would not cooperate with Homeland Security was an expression of their desire that our enemies would win the war on terror. Oh yes they deplore some of terrorist’s tactics (while explaining why we made them do it). But the goals – the destruction of the free market system… the defeat of ‘imperialist’ America, that they’re for. In Unholy Alliance I showed how the ACLU works with pro-Communist and pro-Hamas organizations like the Center for Constitutional Rights to defend terrorists and undermine America’s security. What we are witnessing in this conflation of ‘liberal’ with ‘radical’ is a 21st century version of the 1930s popular front between Communists and liberals.”

“The ACLU and the Unholy Alliance,” NewsRealBlog.com, Sep. 8, 2009

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Founder, David Horowitz Freedom Center (formerly Center for the Study of Popular Culture), 1988-present
  • Founder and Editor-in-Chief, FrontPage Online Magazine
  • Founder, DiscovertheNetworks.org
  • Founder, Students for Academic Freedom
  • Board Adviser, Center for Military Readiness
  • Editor, Heterodoxy
  • Writer, NewsMax.com
  • Guest speaker on Nightline, Crossfire, Today, Hannity and Colmes, the Bill O’Reilly Show, Good Morning America, C-SPAN, CNBC, Fox News Channel, and CBS This Morning
  • Former member, Black Panther Party
  • Editor, Ramparts, 1968
  • Writer, Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation (London, UK), 1962-1968
Education:
  • MA, English Literature, University of California at Berkeley
  • BA, English, Columbia University, 1959
  • Attended High School of Music and Art (New York, NY)
Other:
  • Born in Forest Hills, NY on Jan. 10, 1939
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