David Horowitz, a onetime leftist radical turned right-wing conservative, has written an autobiography about his political transformation. His memoir charts a trek from one political commitment to nearly its opposite while his sense of self and of ...
his righteousness stays constant. The son of proudly Communist parents, he became a major figure in the 1960s New Left. He is by no means the only intellectual and activist to have moved from the Left to the Right in recent decades but few have done so while maintaining such a high profile and outspoken style. His book therefore becomes not only an important and fascinating memoir of the 1960s but also a devastating analysis of the legacy of that time.