By David Horowitz
A topic of existence and Death
New York Times bestselling writer David Horowitz is legendary for his conversion from Sixties radicalism. In A element in Time, his lyrical but startling new publication, he deals meditations on a fair deeper conversion, one that touches at the very essence of each human life.
Part memoir and half philosophical mirrored image, A element in Time makes a speciality of man’s inevitable look for meaning—and how for these with no non secular trust, that seek frequently ends up in a religion in historic development, person who is sure to disappoint. Horowitz has the same opinion with Marcus Aurelius, whose stoic philosophy offers a focus for the e-book, “He who has noticeable current issues has noticeable all, either every little thing that has taken position from all eternity and every thing that might be for time with no end.…”
Horowitz recollects his father, a political radical who placed his religion in exactly this sort of redemptive destiny. He examines this desire throughout the different nice determine who organizes those reflections, the Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoevsky, whose writings foreshadowed the nice tragedies of the social revolutions to return. Horowitz attracts on everlasting subject matters: the necessity we need to make experience out of the lives we now have been given, our wish to fix the injustices we come across, and the results of our mortality.
Interweaving episodes of his personal lifestyles with the writings of the thinker and the novelist, Horowitz explores how we offer aspiring to an it seems that mindless life and the dire outcomes that keep on with from trying to redeem it by way of trying to make an ideal global out of the imperfect one within which we discover ourselves.
Praise for some extent IN TIME
“David Horowitz is so strong a polemicist that it is usually forgotten how fantastically he writes. for a similar cause, the deeply thought of philosophical viewpoint and the wide-ranging erudition underlying his political passions are only as frequently ignored. however it is strictly those traits that come to the fore and shine via so brilliantly within the associated meditations that make up A element in Time. With Marcus Aurelius, Ecclesiastes, and Dostoevsky as its courses, this little publication boldly ventures into an exploration of first issues and final that's as relocating because it is profound.”
—NORMAN PODHORETZ, writer of Why Are Jews Liberals?
“A appealing e-book, either unhappy and uplifting. relocating in turns from the intimate to the common, Horowitz not just explores but in addition embodies the honor of the tragic worldview. A aspect in Time is a poignant and elegiac mirrored image on lifestyles from a guy who bears the load of unknowing with braveness and grace.”
—ANDREW KLAVAN, writer of True Crime and Empire of Lies
“Emulating Marcus Aurelius, David Horowitz has produced a meditation on dealing with demise that's poignant and clever. even if invoking the Stoics or reflecting on his personal father, he is helping us imagine via that the majority easy of all questions: what's it which may provide desiring to our existence?”
—WALTER ISAACSON, writer of Einstein
“I have in demand David Horowitz for many years. He has taught me many very important classes. yet by no means have I been so moved via his writing as i'm by way of this short and profound book.”
—DENNIS PRAGER, writer of Why the Jews?
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Additional info for A Point in Time: The Search for Redemption in This Life and the Next
2 It made the second, but not the last, major rent in the fabric of the University of California in the postwar period. The ﬁrst was the series of conﬂicts that became public beginning in October 1948 when the Public Administration Service (PAS) study of the future university governance struc- 29 . The Loyalty Oath Controversy ture was completed (see Academic Triumphs, chapter 4). And the two issues came to be related. An Outline of Events George R. Stewart of the English department at Berkeley wrote in The Year of the Oath, “In that year [1949–50] we went to oath meetings, and talked oath, and thought oath.
Teaching hours were being reduced by one half. There were many more teaching assistants to deal with introductory classes, freeing faculty time. ” Faculty members ﬂew around the nation and the world to conferences and consultations. ” 21 . Politicizing the Ivory Tower Social life was much diminished, in part because spouses now had their own jobs and sets of friends. Fewer faculty members lived within walking distance of campus or of their colleagues. Living near the attractions of the campus had become more expensive.
There were also other periods of human liberation, such as the rise of Christianity within the Roman Empire, peasant revolts in England in the fourteenth century, the Reformation, the events of 1848 in Europe, the antislavery movement and the attempt to secure the vote for women in the nineteenth-century United States, and the ascension of trade union movements. But nothing was so worldwide and so pervasive as the ferment after World War II. Its central theme was the empowerment of individuals and of suppressed groups against external domination by other individuals and groups, as well as against constraining customs and beliefs.
A Point in Time: The Search for Redemption in This Life and the Next by David Horowitz