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Horowitz to discuss bias in academia

Nationally known author, columnist and conservative activist David Horowitz will speak on "Bias and American Academia" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 23 in Sinclair Auditorium.

After the talk there will be an open question and answer session, and Horowitz will autograph copies of his books.

A native of New York City, Horowitz was the son of two lifelong Communists and, shortly after graduating from Columbia and the University of California at Berkeley, quickly became a founder of the New Left movement during the 1960s. During that period, he edited Ramparts Magazine, an influential journal of the left.

For the next two decades, he and his partner Peter Collier co-authored a series of best-selling biographies of prominent American families such as the Kennedys, the Roosevelts, and the Fords. For the series of books they produced, Horowitz and Collier were named “the premier chroniclers of American dynastic tragedy.”

He was also awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1978, and later received the Teach Freedom Award from former President Ronald Reagan.

During the 1980s, Horowitz’s disillusionment with the left intensified. He and Collier crystallized their recriminations in their 1989 book, Destructive Generation: Second Thoughts About the Sixties, which chronicled the legacy of the New Left and its impact on American politics and culture.

Since then, he’s been one of the most outspoken critics of liberal politics. He outlined his views in several books, including his autobiography, Radical Son , published in 1997.

Since 1988, Horowitz has served as president of the Center for the Study of Popular Culture, a vehicle group for his campaigns and his online newsmagazine, FrontPageMag.com. His latest book is Unholy Alliance: Radical Islam and the American Left .

A fixture on talk radio and other mainstream media outlets, Horowitz is also a popular speaker on college campuses across the country. His talk is co-sponsored by the university’s Visiting Lectures Committee, the College Republicans, and the Young America’s Foundation.

--Linda Harbrecht

Posted on Wednesday, March 16, 2005

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