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Noted professional clown and all around jackass David Horowitz has been on a publicity tour for his new book, The Black Book of the American Left. His book discusses, among other things, communist influence and support in America.
I spoke to Horowitz and those praising him, asking how they can justify his new book with a straight face following the vicious and unwarranted attacks he led on Diana West and American Betrayal, a book which exposed communist influence in America.
“I want the American public to wake up to how badly communism has subverted the nation,” Horowitz said to me. “But only if it does so while listening to me. After all, I have approved myself and select cronies as the sole experts on the subject. Diana West never received that approval. Even worse, she had the audacity to publish a book on communist influence in America before me. How do you think it made me feel knowing that The Black Book of the American Left would be a mere also-ran next to American Betrayal? So I think any fair-minded person would be able to understand why I did what I did.”
Other notable conservative figures support Horowitz on this.
“It’s just what we needed,” said Rick Moran of American Thinker, taking a break from brainstorming on the next area of conservatism to surrender to the left. “We need brave souls like David who alert us to the dangers that others won’t.”
“She’s not a brave soul!” Moran quickly replied. “She’s a conspiracy theorist who didn’t bother to get the approval of David Horowitz and Ron Radosh. And that’s inexcusable.
“Furthermore,” Moran added, “I think West actually believes what she writes. She’s not just in it for fame and fortune. If she took a page from David’s book and learned how to attack those who are first to alert society of a disaster so as to discredit them in order to set herself up as a the leading clarion voice later down the road, I might give her more credence. But as it stands, she’s a true believer. She’s not interested in eternally perpetuating the game between left and right. She actually wants one side to win.”
“I don’t have much time to speak with you,” Radosh said to me as we chatted in his study. “I gotta work real hard on finishing my review of Horowitz’s book. I’m currently in the process of making up quotes and other stuff that isn’t in his book to prove how great it is!” he added with wide eyes as he hurriedly sorted through various papers on his desk. “As a professional historian who knows the correct way to interpret history, I know how to review books on history—what is right and what is wrong. This is also what qualifies me to make up things that aren’t in books I review, or make up conversations that never happened. I’m a historian! I’m a historian! I’m a historian!”