Please join us for David Horowitz's Texas Weekend, our inaugural event in the great state of Texas! The event is taking place at the Las Colinas Resort in Dallas, Texas. Only minutes away from Dallas Fort Worth airport, the Las Colinas Resort is ideally located for those traveling from out of town and for those in Dallas area.
The program will begin on Friday night with an opening reception and dinner and close with a breakfast on Sunday morning. Also, on Friday afternoon we are planning a day trip to Fort Worth for a taste of old Texas! Details will be coming shortly.
Among our confirmed speakers thus far: Governor Rick Perry, Colonel Allen West, Congressman Louie Gohmert, Congressman Tom Cotton, J. Christian Adams, Robert Spencer, Bill Whittle, Frank Gaffney, Daniel Greenfield, Andrew McCarthy, Bill Gertz, Daniel Pipes, James Carafano, Pat Caddell, Stanley Kurtz, David Horowitz and more. Please visit the website www.texasweekend.org for more updates.
The Las Colinas Resort will have a special room rate of $250 per night for this event. To make a reservation please call 972-717-2499
Israel, the only democracy and tolerant society in the Middle East, is surrounded by Muslim states that have sworn to destroy it and have conducted a genocidal propaganda campaign against the Jews, promising to “finish the job that Hitler started.” A global wave of Jew-hatred, fomented by Muslim propaganda and left-wing anti-Semitism, has spread through Europe and the United Nations and made Israel a pariah nation. David Horowitz’s classic Why Israel Is the Victim, now updated in the pamphlet below, sets the record straight about the Middle East conflict. In addition to restoring the historical record — a chronicle of obsessive aggressions first by Arab nationalists and then by Muslim jihadists, this pamphlet brings the story up to date by showing the systematic way in which the fanatical Islamic parties, Hamas and Hezbollah, sponsored by Iran, have subverted peace in the Middle East.
As Shillman Fellow Daniel Greenfield notes in his insightful Foreword, this pamphlet “tells us why we should reject the ‘Blame Israel First’ narrative that has so thoroughly saturated the mainstream media… It confronts the myth of Palestinian victimhood… and it delivers a rousing restatement of the true history of the hate that led us to all this.” America needs to be Israel’s protector, for as George Gilder has observed, “If the United States cannot defend Israel, it cannot defend itself.” Instead, under the leadership of Barack Obama, it has become Israel’s prosecutor with ominous portents for the future.
It is that time of year when we begin to think of holiday cheer and peace on earth. We at the Freedom Center share these dreams of a better world and good will toward mankind.
But we know too that lasting peace comes only through superior firepower—in ideas as much as in military weaponry. And so, as we look back at the national election just concluded and forward to what it means for the American future, we are doing what we do best—preparing to fight for the heart and soul of our country and for the ideals that have made it such an exceptional nation.
The term "white skin privilege" was first made popular dureing the 1960s by the Weatherman terrorists as they launched their bombing run against "Ameriikkka," calling on whites to give up the power their skin color gave them and join the global race war the radicals believed wqas already in progress. Weatherman were a fringe group most of whose ideas were rejected by the dominant culture. But unfortunately their views on race were not. In succeeding decades the idea of "white skin privilege" became new default position for racial crusaders and race hustlers alike who believed that white skin privilege was alive and well in our society--not because white Americans were actively racist, but because they enjoyed the invisible privileges and prerogatives that go along with their skin color.
But in this searing pamphlet on the racial realities of contemporary America, David Horowitz and John Perazzo show that in fact the most insidious bias in our culture today is black skin privilege. Black skin privilege means the press will fail to report an epidemic of race riots targeting whites for beatings, shooting and other violence in major American cities over the last several years. Black sin privilege has created an optical illusion in the liberal culture that white on black attack are commonplace events when in fact there are five times as many black attacks on whites as the reverse. As Horowitz and Perazzo note, in 2010, blacks committed more than 25 times the number of acts of interracvial violence than whites did. Black skin privilege exists in the affirmative action programs of our system of higher education and in our culture, where a black racist like Al Sharpton could be regarded by th e national media as a civil rights leader and then hired as a TV anchor by NBC. This pamphlet gives the statistics and hard numbers the mainstream media conceal. It also probes the double standards and double talk that has come to dominate the way America talks when it talks about race.
One of modern history’s most important questions is how so many intelligent, privileged people could be seduced by a political ideology so intellectually incoherent and bloody in practice as communism. An illuminating approach for understanding this phenomenon can be found in the memoirs and biographies of true believers who awoke from their dogmatic Marxist slumbers and wrote about both their sleep and their waking. In its focus on how leftist ideology warps the lives and characters of those who embrace it, David Horowitz’s Radicals. Portratis of a Destructive Passion (Regnery, $27.95) is a book that can be ranked with such classics of this genre as The God That Failed and Paul Hollander’s The End of Commitment. But unlike those other studies, Horowitz in his new book analyzes radicals who never had the “second thoughts” that lead to conversion, but instead maintained their faith in the radical progressive creed until the bitter end.