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From the Interviews of David Horowitz: November 30, 2009

November 30, 2009

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This book was therapy for me; it was a remembrance of my daughter and her extraordinary courage… It’s a lesson to all of us who complain about much lesser frustrations and obstacles that we face. We often feel utterly defeated by them. This book should inspire people. Her life should inspire people to face those problems and not let [the problems] get them down.”

“I realized then that we may have our policy positions about homelessness, but the reality is that … it would be worth it, even if there’s only one person that you help – even if there’s just a chance of there being one… So my daughter really taught me a lesson there.”

The Washington Times, November 25, 2009

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13 Comments
  1. Carterthewriter permalink
    November 30, 2009 7:10 am

    What book?

    • November 30, 2009 8:49 am

      The book relating how Sarah Horowitz followed on in her father’s [abandoned] socialist and Marxist campaigns, espoused leftist causes, traveled despite intense physical discomfort to support Obama at one of his campaign rallies and generally did her best to discredit what Horowitz now stands for. Naturally he declares that he admired her fortitude and dedication [as any father would]. This is where he differs from an ordinary person such as myself who would have been mortified by a daughter’s actions which were so opposed to those of my own.

      • November 30, 2009 9:19 am

        Have you read “A Cracking of the Heart”? Because if not you are in no position to criticize Sarah Horowitz.

        • November 30, 2009 10:35 am

          I have not read the actual book but I have read extensive reviews about it and my comments are an accurate description of the causes she espoused. To assert that because I have not read the book that I am precluded from commenting upon Sarah’s political affiliations is the equivalent to arguing that because I did not have leftist ideals in the past, therefore I am forsworn from commenting about leftist propaganda now! I am afraid that you sometimes display the autocratic mindset of a non-reformed leftist yourself.

          • November 30, 2009 1:30 pm

            Reading reviews is inadequate for understanding who Sarah Horowitz was, what her philosophy was, and why her father supported her. If you respect David Horowitz and support the work that we do here at the Freedom Center then I would strongly encourage you to actually read “A Cracking of the Heart” before making undeserved, harsh judgments of Sarah.

            I’ll ignore your last comment as a case of projection. I was merely saying that you need to read the book to understand Sarah Horowitz and you then feel the need to insult me.

          • November 30, 2009 1:33 pm

            And no, your comments about Sarah are not accurate. She wasn’t a socialist or a Marxist. She did not follow on in her father’s campaigns. (There was nothing “New Left” about her style of progressivism.) You don’t know what you’re talking about.

          • November 30, 2009 1:35 pm

            And no, she did not try and discredit her father. She helped him with his work, giving him feedback on his writings, particularly with Radical Son.

            Read the book.

  2. politicalmoxie permalink
    November 30, 2009 9:46 am

    @ Mikidiki

    We have all learned so much from Mr H and now from Sara…on many levels.

  3. Cassandra permalink
    November 30, 2009 9:51 am

    In a way, it’s a conservative position to say, “If you can help only one person, help that one.” It’s probably at this ground level of concretely helping actual people that the left and right can best meet.

    • November 30, 2009 4:39 pm

      This is correct. And is the key thesis of my review of “Cracking of the Heart” which should be published soon.

  4. politicalmoxie permalink
    November 30, 2009 12:14 pm

    @ Midikiki

    Let me acknowlege your right to your opinion, an opinion you have made based on what others have said in their reviews. We are giving you our reviews. Sara was a kind, wonderful loving child. She fed the hungry, she believed in equal rights for all, she persevered in spite of her handicap. She didn’t build bombs, she did not display a hatred for her country. She also believed all were entitled to their opinions…as you are.

    I was lucky enough to read passages of this book before it was published. As a mother, even with some of Sara’s beliefs, I would consider myself lucky if Sara was my daughter.

    Read the book! Then you can come back say how mortified you would be if your child was like Sara.

    • November 30, 2009 4:39 pm

      :-)

  5. Carterthewriter permalink
    November 30, 2009 12:50 pm

    As in any biography, the trials & tribulations precede the ending which reveals the merit entailed within the story. If one relies on the opinion of others, then most will have to assume he is lazy and incompetent.

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