David Horowitz

Jim Farmelant farmelantj at SPAMjuno.com
Wed Jun 14 16:47:34 MDT 2000



Other tidbits concerning David Horowitz include his relationship
with Isaac Deutscher with whom he became close during his stay
in Britain.  He also as I recall edited a book *Marx and Modern
Economics* for Monthly Review Press, which I believe still
includes it in their backlist.  The Rockerfellers' book as I remember
was written as a Marxist analysis of the problems of the
intergenerational
transmission of values within the ruling class.  It featured numerous
interviews with younger members of the family (and apparently
he had an affair with at least one family member as well).   Rather
improbably (given this problematic) the book became a bestseller
and for the first time in his life, he enjoyed affluence.  His political
transition to the right began soon after the publication of the
Rockerfellers.

Jim F.

On Wed, 14 Jun 2000 16:03:29 -0400 Louis Proyect <lnp3 at panix.com> writes:
>
>
> David Horowitz is no relation to Irving Horowitz, who appears to
> have been
> some kind of anti-Stalinist based on his association with the
> American
> Socialist. David Horowitz was the son of CP'ers who turned against
> the left
> when he was disillusioned by the Black Panther Party--at least
> that's his
> story. I strongly suspect that he shifted to the right because
> that's where
> the big money is. He is a one-man collection plate for all the big
> rightwing foundations like the Olin Foundation, etc. He wrote for
> Ramparts,
> a new leftist magazine, in the 1960s and wrote some good history in
> the
> "revisionist" mode developed at U. of Wisconsin under the tutelage
> of
> William Appleman Williams, another American Socialist alumnus.
>
> ===
>

>
> Louis Proyect
>
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