Excellent, must-read interview over at Right Wing News with the inestimable David Horowitz. Horowitz is a national treasure.
Here are a couple of pearls from the interview:
Horowitz on how conservatives don't pay attention to education:
Although, I have to say in the seven years I've done my campaign, the left wing press has covered me extensively. I mean there have been hundreds, even thousands of articles about the campaign, but the Weekly Standard, National Review, zip, zero, nothing. Unless the Conservatives wake up and start addressing these issues, nothing is going to happen.
Horowitz on liberalism:
The enemies of having two sides to an argument are all called Liberals. So, the biggest misunderstanding about Liberalism is that in our time, liberals are imposters. They're pretending to be Liberal. but they're bigoted and intolerant.
Inside many Liberals is a totalitarian screaming to get out. They don't like to have another point of view in the room that they don't squash and the way they try to squash it is by character assassination and name calling. This is not a liberal mode of discourse. The kind of character assassination you see of every major conservative figure. ...That is such an intolerant attitude. I mean nobody worthy of the name liberal should have such an attitude, but they do.
Horowitz on Islam:
If you see Islam as parallel to Judaism, Christianity and Buddhism, you can't have an intelligent discussion about it. This is a religion whose founding figure was not a carpenter or a man of peace, but a warrior. He was a bloodthirsty warrior who murdered people -- and that's part of the religious cannon.