cover image Radicals: Portraits of a Destructive Passion

Radicals: Portraits of a Destructive Passion

David Horowitz, read by John McLain. Blackstone Audio, unabridged, six CDs, 7 hrs., $29.95 ISBN 978-1-4708-2772-4

In this searing critique of liberalism, Horowitz examines the ideologies and hypocrisies of leftist icons of the latter half of the 20th century, including Christopher Hitchens, Bettina Aptheker, Cornel West, and Saul Alinsky. For each, he traces the flaws, inconsistencies, and disastrous results of following these leaders, as well as the threats that their ideologies represent. John McLain provides powerful narration. His deep voice and assertive but genial tone create a sense of authority. McLain’s timing and emphasis also strengthen the book’s content by teasing out the nuances of Horrowitz’s arguments and making the ideas easier to comprehend. A Regnery hardcover. (Sept.)