All over the world Marxism is a bankrupt political force, but not on American campuses where socialist fantasies and anti-American impulses are alive and well. On the faculties of American universities the reign of "tenured radicals" and the "politically correct" continues unbroken. "Deconstructing the Left" is a challenge to this radical orthodoxy by ex-radicals Peter Collier and David Horowitz. Collier and Horowitz, authors of "The Rockefellers" and "The Kennedys" have been called "premier chroniclers of American dynastic tragedy". But they have long worn another hat as political journalists, writing insightful and provocative analyses of left-wing movements like the Black Panthers and the Weather Underground. In the 1960s, they edited the New Left magazine Ramparts and were active in the movement to oppose America's role in the Vietnam War and other radical protests. "Deconstructing the Left" is a collection of Collier and Horowitz polemics and broadsides on radical student politics, the Vietnam War, Fidel Castro, the Sandinistas, Angela Davis, Jane Fonda, AIDS, McCarthyism, left-wing racism, radical ecology and the Persian Gulf.
Publisher: University Press of America
Number of pages: 275
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