Re: [sixties-l] Horowitz, Art Goldberg and Stew Albert

From: Joe McDonald (
Date: Mon Jun 19 2000 - 04:41:55 CUT

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    > re- the Art Goldberg, David Horowitz, and me, letter
    > This may a bit short but I want to make the point that Art Goldberg sent that
    > letter to David Horowitz as a personal correspondence. It was not intended
    > for publication. None of us wanted a public dispute with Horowitz. He
    > reprinted the letter in Salon without permission. Certainly Goldberg could
    > have sued if he was a mind but Art isn't that sort of guy. So, if
    > participants in the '60's list are angry about Horowitz reprinting their
    > exchanges on his web site without an ok, they should know that such actions
    > are typical of David's "ends justify the means" style of neo-McCarthyite
    > politics.
    > Stew Albert

    i asked mr horowitz off the list to explain why he disrespected my mother,
    Florence McDonald in his book about hating the left wing. He answered me that
    upon interviewing one "black woman" in the low cost housing complex in Berkeley
    that my parents lived in, he decided that my mother, Florence McDonald,
    "controlled" the housing and wanted the woman "kicked out" of the housing.
    Which is not true at all. He also told me my mother was a "Stalinist". i
    related back that it was news to me at that time period i am sure that she was
    still dedicated to a form of democratic socialism but some type of "communism"
    after being sold down the creek in the 50's witch hunts by her "commie" friends
    and left out to dry...i dont think so. i also asked mr horowitz because he is a
    self proclaimed expert on Communism to explain the difference between a
    Stalinist, Trotskyist, Marxist and Maoist, i am sure my mother could explain,
    myself i have never understood, mr horowitz did not reply.

    i am just sharing this for two reasons. One to let people know that David
    Horowitz is not always totally correct in what he writes having done poor
    research at least in the case of my mother. And two hoping that maybe someone
    on the list could explain in just a few simple paragraphs that this non
    university educated musician could understand, just what the heck the difference
    is between all those "ists"? cheers, country joe mcdonald

    -- "Ira Furor Brevis Est " - Anger is a brief madness

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