“Americans are more divided today than at any time since the Civil War,” writes bestselling author David Horowitz, the radical left’s most hated apostate, in his new book from Regnery Publishing, The Enemy Within: How a Totalitarian Movement is Destroying America. “The two parties are now guided by outlooks so divergent that their supporters seem to inhabit different universes.”
In The Enemy Within, the founder of the David Horowitz Freedom Center paints a painfully clear diagnosis of this schism. Dedicated to the millions of American victims of the left’s policies and “woke” bigotry, the book elucidates the roots of our division, beginning with an explanation (and condemnation) of identity politics – the racist, collectivist ideology that “forms the core conviction of America’s political progressives and the Democrat Party.” This “factually baseless and politically destructive” worldview, powered by a raging hostility to white Christian males and America’s founding principles, promotes the demonstrably ludicrous notion that “America is actually governed by racial and gender ‘hierarches’ that keep non-white, non-male citizens down,” Horowitz observes.
Identity politics, or cultural Marxism, is at heart an anti-American creed, he writes, that has metastasized throughout our K-12 schools (both public and private) and academia, replacing basic educational principles and scholarly inquiry with an historically ignorant activism that inculcates anti-white, anti-male, and anti-Christian bigotries. With the kind of factual, reasoned arguments that are the Kryptonite of today’s left, Horowitz proceeds to demolish such “dangerous fictions” of the left as “systemic racism” and “white privilege,” before eviscerating the left’s intellectual darling Ta-Nehisi Coates and his call for slavery reparations – or rather, racial extortion.
A section of the book called “Storm Troopers” begins with an examination of the Marxist revolutionaries of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) organization, “a racist and violent vigilante group” which has surged to political and cultural power in America by exploiting identity politics and centering itself within a network of hundreds of similarly anti-American leftist organizations. Many of those organizations, Horowitz notes, are funded by America’s largest corporations and philanthropies, such as billionaire agitator George Soros’ Open Society Institute, the Ford Foundation, and the ice cream magnates’ Ben & Jerry’s Foundation.