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In Dark Agenda, New York Times bestselling author David Horwitz exposes not only the progressive war against Christianity, but also a war against America and its founding principles, which are Christian in their origin. Dark Agenda is about an embattled religion, but most of all, it is about our imperiled nation. Tackling a broad range of issues from prayer in the schools In Dark Agenda, New York Times bestselling author David Horwitz exposes not only the progressive war against Christianity, but also a war against America and its founding principles, which are Christian in their origin. Dark Agenda is about an embattled religion, but most of all, it is about our imperiled nation. Tackling a broad range of issues from prayer in the schools to the globalist mindset, Horowitz traces the anti-Christian movement to its roots in communism. When the communist empire fell, progressives did not want to give up their utopian anti-God illusions, so instead they merely changed the name of their dream. Instead of “communism,” progressives have re-branded their movement as “social justice.” Dark Agenda shows how the progressives are prepared to use any means necessary to stifle their opponents who support the concepts of religious liberty that America was founded on, and how the battle to destroy Christianity is really the battle to destroy America.


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In Dark Agenda, New York Times bestselling author David Horwitz exposes not only the progressive war against Christianity, but also a war against America and its founding principles, which are Christian in their origin. Dark Agenda is about an embattled religion, but most of all, it is about our imperiled nation. Tackling a broad range of issues from prayer in the schools In Dark Agenda, New York Times bestselling author David Horwitz exposes not only the progressive war against Christianity, but also a war against America and its founding principles, which are Christian in their origin. Dark Agenda is about an embattled religion, but most of all, it is about our imperiled nation. Tackling a broad range of issues from prayer in the schools to the globalist mindset, Horowitz traces the anti-Christian movement to its roots in communism. When the communist empire fell, progressives did not want to give up their utopian anti-God illusions, so instead they merely changed the name of their dream. Instead of “communism,” progressives have re-branded their movement as “social justice.” Dark Agenda shows how the progressives are prepared to use any means necessary to stifle their opponents who support the concepts of religious liberty that America was founded on, and how the battle to destroy Christianity is really the battle to destroy America.

30 review for DARK AGENDA: The War to Destroy Christian America

  1. 4 out of 5

    Jeanette

    Specific and inclusive! The chapter "Obama's Arc" is so spot on that I feel Horowitz was in Rev. Wright's "church" and viewed the true criteria, as I did. It's short and precise-this book. And it's wholly accurate to the realities of the situations I see where I live all the time. And for public schooling context, especially accurate, for all that I have observed in the last 60 plus years- how the leftists have progressed to full aggression against Christianity (prayers, acts, belief, ritual- yo Specific and inclusive! The chapter "Obama's Arc" is so spot on that I feel Horowitz was in Rev. Wright's "church" and viewed the true criteria, as I did. It's short and precise-this book. And it's wholly accurate to the realities of the situations I see where I live all the time. And for public schooling context, especially accurate, for all that I have observed in the last 60 plus years- how the leftists have progressed to full aggression against Christianity (prayers, acts, belief, ritual- you name it). Not just in language "allowed" either- but in treatments for those individuals who express belief nearly anywhere. Horowitz is not religious himself- but his "eyes" observe and record. Not as the progressive slant "looks" at religion itself and Christianity particularly (as the fodder of idiots or ignorance)- but in a fair evaluation to the tones, context, levels of vitriol and venom in reactions etc. as they visibly occur. And to the laws made and enforced against Christian public or placement practice. (As when a 7 year old says a meal time prayer aloud.) Because I can remember when liberal meant tolerate- this was a read that let me see where in the path the tide turned. This book also raises an excellent, excellent conception / definition for the practical applications. How progressive, Socialist and Communist agenda features (all of them) within the recent 50 years in the USA- that especially- towards this Christianity "reaction". They do NOT want Freedom of Religion at all. They want freedom FROM religion. Which is nearly the opposite posit of what the Constitution states and intends in full boat. There was NEVER any amendment that freed anyone "from" religion. That's what is desired now within their scope and desired agenda and do those who disagree- oh they hear it and hear it- all the nasty names. Especially vicious is treatments for that particular religion which was the core moral value measure of the "oppressors" in their revised history. In their eyes, it's all "pay back" time. His chapter on how the God mentions, quotes, asides, dedications etc. upon all the endless art / plaques/ walls/ statues in D.C. have been "transformed" during the Obama years especially was priceless. On my last trip to the capital I actually cried in the Archives, because I couldn't believe my eyes what they had done. If they can't chip them off they are covered with leftist propaganda for "worthy" causes or tales instead. As if we didn't notice? And they say the division occurred when Trump came down the escalator? Nope.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Steven Steele

    Very few books are so captivating that I can't put it down. However, this is one of them. It should be required reading of all conservatives, especially those of irreligious bent. Highly recommended. Very few books are so captivating that I can't put it down. However, this is one of them. It should be required reading of all conservatives, especially those of irreligious bent. Highly recommended.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Peter Bradley

    Please give my review on Amazon a helpful vote - https://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-re... This was an incredibly intelligent retrospective on the last thirty years of cultural decline. This is a book well-worth reading by a serious man who has pondered serious issues. David Horowitz is particularly engaging because he follows the logic of his arguments, rather than being compelled by his ideological allegiances. For example, although Horowitz states simply that he is an agnostic, he recognizes the Please give my review on Amazon a helpful vote - https://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-re... This was an incredibly intelligent retrospective on the last thirty years of cultural decline. This is a book well-worth reading by a serious man who has pondered serious issues. David Horowitz is particularly engaging because he follows the logic of his arguments, rather than being compelled by his ideological allegiances. For example, although Horowitz states simply that he is an agnostic, he recognizes the importance of religion, particularly Christianity for the American liberal culture that he wants to survive. His chief argument in the book is that Progressive Leftism's particularly project is to destroy Christianity as a competing worldview. Given Horowitz's non-partisan status, from a religious standpoint at least, the reader would be well-advised to give weight to these arguments. Horowitz observes: "Do not mistake this as a parochial issue, affecting only a persecuted religious community. In America, the war against Christians is not merely a war against an embattled religion. It is a war against an imperiled nation—a war against this nation and its founding principles: the equality of individuals and individual freedom. For these principles are indisputably Christian in origin. They are under siege because they are insurmountable obstacles to radicals’ totalitarian ambition to create a new world in their image. I know this in my bones because I was born into a family of political radicals. We were a community of atheist Jews who described ourselves as “progressives” and identified our tribe as a persecuted people. The religious holidays we observed were Chanukah and Passover, whose texts were drawn from the history of that people and whose lessons, as we interpreted them, were about freedom from oppression. We purposely did not attend religious services on the High Holy Days—the Days of Awe. These holidays were about individual guilt and repentance. They were about making amends for misdeeds toward one’s fellow human beings and settling accounts with the Hebrew God. In short, the Days of Awe were about the state of individual souls. As progressives and world-changers, we were not interested in the fate of individual souls. Our cause was the salvation of mankind. We wanted justice for oppressed classes and races, and we looked at synagogues as reactionary institutions—houses of superstition whose prayers and preaching served to keep the oppressed in line. I eventually came to understand that my parents and their friends referred to themselves as “progressives” to hide their true faith, which was Communism. For them, Communism was the vision of a future in which the long history of social injustice would finally come to an end. When I eventually rejected this illusion, I realized that their atheistic creed was itself a form of religious faith. Their God was History, which they viewed as an inexorable march to a promised land." These observations are in line with observations made by sociologists about the historical results of the Communist project of eradicating religion in order to create an atheist utopia. The problem, of course, with utopias set in this world is that the Utopia never arises, but rather draws farther and farther away as they find themselves creating their own particular Hell. Horowitz isn't the first former Communist to note this fact, but his kind of convert seems to be far rarer than was the case in earlier times. For me, Horowitz's discussion about the history of Leftist enablement of the AIDS epidemic was particularly informative. I've been amazed at how much hard-earned knowledge we've tossed away about hygiene. My grandparents dealt with children dying of Scarlet Fever and Whooping Cough. When I was growing up those diseases were deemed to have been eradicated from America. But today they are back. Why? Well, the arrival of old diseases with new illegal immigration is an obvious cause, but so is the tearing down of common-sense hygiene in the name of ...progress? civil rights? I'm not sure. Nonetheless, in city after city we are hear about the epidemic of human defecation on the streets and how needs are left lying around. It took civilization thousands of years to get people to stop spitting in the streets, but today in the name of compassion we can't wash down the streets without fear that some leftist will compare that to Bull Connor turning the hoses on Civil Rights protesters. (True story, by the way.) Horowitz reminds us of the AIDS epidemic and how it was largely contained to the homosexual community in three cities. Application of the normal policies of public hygiene would have nipped the crisis in the bud, but our elites found themselves without the will to protect gays from themselves (because despite what was said, AIDS was never going to be a heterosexual problem.) Rather than treat AIDS as a disease, it was treated as a civil rights issue. The result was deadly. In fact, though, curbing the disease would have required backing away from the ideology that facilitated its existence. Horowitt explains: "The gay radicals kept the bathhouses open as “symbols of the revolution.” They shut down the testing and contact-tracing programs, which would have exposed the path of the epidemic, allowing health officials to warn those in its path. The radicals did, however, agree on one prophylactic measure to save lives: the use of condoms to practice “safe sex.” The gay community leaders turned it into a campaign with posters proclaiming “Safe Sex Is Hot Sex.”23 Unlike other measures to prevent the spread of disease, condom use was not viewed as “homophobic” by the gay community and wouldn’t interfere with the liberated lifestyle. Using condoms was prudent advice, but it relied on the responsible behavior of individuals. Responsibility, on the other hand, was precisely the moral characteristic that gay liberation had thrown to the winds. Condom use also brought the activists up against the moral positions of their Christian nemesis, the Catholic Church. The church advocated sexual abstinence and opposed prophylactic measures, even though condoms didn’t serve a contraceptive purpose in gay sex. In a statement titled, “Call to Compassion,” the Catholic bishops warned against the notion of safe sex because it “compromises human sexuality and can lead to promiscuous behavior.” Promiscuous behavior was, of course, the rallying cry of the liberationists—and the root cause of the epidemic." I am currently reading a lot on World War I. I am reminded of the fact that virulence of the Spanish Flu was created by the conditions of the war, which put a lot of soldiers in close proximity, where virulent diseases could spread quickly before burning out, and by the conditions of the home front where millions starved. Without those conditions there probably would not have been a pandemic that killed more people than were killed in combat. The gay culture prior to AIDS offered a similar favorable environment. Horowitz explains: "Callen later founded People With AIDS, and, in a courageously candid reflection, wrote: Unfortunately, as a function of a microbiological . . . certainty, this level of sexual activity resulted in concurrent epidemics of syphilis, gonorrhea, hepatitis, amoebiasis, venereal warts and, we discovered too late, other pathogens. Unwittingly, and with the best of revolutionary intentions, a small subset of gay men managed to create disease settings equivalent to those of poor third-world nations in one of the richest nations on earth.8 Nor did the diseases remain stable. The enteric diseases—amebiasis, gay bowel syndrome, giardiasis, and shigellosis—were followed by an epidemic of hepatitis B, which Randy Shilts called “a disease that had transformed itself, via the popularity of anal intercourse, from a blood-borne scourge into a venereal disease.”9 The hepatitis B virus was transmitted in exactly the same way as the newly identified AIDS virus." It seems clear that the medical elites must have known that something like AIDS was going to show up, but no Progressive has ever apologized to many who died as a result of such obvious violations of basic hygiene. Sexual permissiveness was too valuable a good to compromise for mere lives. And now we are constructing a similar environment on the streets of Los Angeles, Seattle and San Francisco. There is much of value in this book. It should be widely read.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Christopher Nilsson

    I thought it was a good book. If you like more alarmist B.S. from Christian fundamentalists who like to cry wolf. The Christian persecution complex is a pernicious disease. This book and books like it are bad for society. This book was just another giant appeal to pathos. This book was dumb, dumb, dumb, dumb, DUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUMMMMB! I know my opinion is unpopular, but good. Majority DOESN'T rule. The majority of people used to think the world was flat and a good number of people STILL don't belie I thought it was a good book. If you like more alarmist B.S. from Christian fundamentalists who like to cry wolf. The Christian persecution complex is a pernicious disease. This book and books like it are bad for society. This book was just another giant appeal to pathos. This book was dumb, dumb, dumb, dumb, DUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUMMMMB! I know my opinion is unpopular, but good. Majority DOESN'T rule. The majority of people used to think the world was flat and a good number of people STILL don't believe in science. The majority is made up of a bunch of fools. Too bad Christians can no longer burn people at the stake for dissenting opinions. It probably makes them so sad. :( :( :( This obnoxious review is the most logical review on here, sadly enough.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Linda Hart

    Dark Agenda is a riveting and insightful fast read with cogent observations of what has brought us to the current point of political divide. I am a religious conservative and so it resonated with me, but your mileage may vary.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Low Family

    Excellent expose Excellent book. Not too long. Straight forward without "talking points".. the author uses facts to show the path radical leftists haves taken to undermine religious liberty. Highly recommend this book. I will be purchasing a copy in print to add to my permanent library. Excellent expose Excellent book. Not too long. Straight forward without "talking points".. the author uses facts to show the path radical leftists haves taken to undermine religious liberty. Highly recommend this book. I will be purchasing a copy in print to add to my permanent library.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Kristen Zehnal

    I tried to approach this book with an open mind, and some of the author’s earlier points I do agree with. As someone who follows Jesus, I agree with some of Horowitz’s theology, and I want to see a country that looks more like the kingdom of God everyday. But this book loses sight of what following Jesus is really about and it just focuses on what the “religious right” wants, appalled by the suggestion that you can be a Christian and a liberal. Horowitz‘s flagrant claims against the left overpow I tried to approach this book with an open mind, and some of the author’s earlier points I do agree with. As someone who follows Jesus, I agree with some of Horowitz’s theology, and I want to see a country that looks more like the kingdom of God everyday. But this book loses sight of what following Jesus is really about and it just focuses on what the “religious right” wants, appalled by the suggestion that you can be a Christian and a liberal. Horowitz‘s flagrant claims against the left overpower whatever commonalities we shared. From a literary standpoint, Horowitz’s use of language is abrasive, he maintains the tone of a sore loser when it comes to revolutionary Supreme Court cases, and he literally cites Wikipedia as a source. As a Christian, a woman, and an ally of the LGBTQ+ community, I feel attacked and saddened by what Horowitz writes. If you would like a taste of what’s so repulsive to me, when discussing same-sex marriage, Horowitz writes, “As the AIDS epidemic demonstrated, unattached males are dangerous to themselves and others.” If Horowitz was seeking to persuade those on the left that their political affiliation is dangerous to goodness and Christian values, he failed to do that in me. If Horowitz was seeking to fan the flames of hatred and disgust that many individuals on the right feel towards those on the left, he most likely succeeded. Congratulations David Horowitz, you are contributing to the growing divide and lack of civility in this nation.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Ronald Aylward

    A good outline of the Dark State in the United States.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Narain Dubey

    Oh, boy, was this a bad book. At its foundation, the basic idea of this book is inherently flawed. First of all, Horowitz, there is not a war against Christianity; America and (most) of her citizens greatly value freedom of religion. Progressive agendas, ideas, and movements are largely in opposition to the oppressive and discriminatory interpretation (like hate crimes justified by the scripture) of Christianity, not Christianity itself. Much of the book is filled with unsupported and speculativ Oh, boy, was this a bad book. At its foundation, the basic idea of this book is inherently flawed. First of all, Horowitz, there is not a war against Christianity; America and (most) of her citizens greatly value freedom of religion. Progressive agendas, ideas, and movements are largely in opposition to the oppressive and discriminatory interpretation (like hate crimes justified by the scripture) of Christianity, not Christianity itself. Much of the book is filled with unsupported and speculative arguments. Not to mention, the entirety of Horotwitz argument is destroyed when he begins to skew into attacks on atheism; a personal argument that Christianity is being attacked becomes immediately invalid once the values established at the beginning of the book are contradicted. Terrible, terrible, terrible.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Jessica Scott

    Gross inaccuracies and cherry picked examples undermine any claims to accuracy the author may have. One striking example: the author claims there was no Supreme Court case that granted the right to interracial marriage when in fact, there was. Loving v Virginia. So while I was interested in the argument, it’s too hyperbolic to warrant recommending.

  11. 4 out of 5

    SoulSurvivor

    I very much enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone open to learning more about the political divide facing our country now . The Conservatives will love it ; the Liberals/Progressives will loath it , but the independents/unaffiliated/open-minded will find it instructive . I spent many hours checking the website footnotes to examine source and accuracy and anyone willing to spend that time is bound to be impressed from a research , if not ideological standpoint .

  12. 5 out of 5

    Jim Folger

    I read this book to try to gain a better perspective on how and why the political far right views the situation in America. This 172 page treatise certainly reinforces the views of those who want believe that Christians in America have been and continue to be under siege. It is more of a running diatribe than a well structured book. I probably would have tossed the book out if I had started with the last chapter "Civil War," which describes Trump as a patriot with a "genuine love for his country, I read this book to try to gain a better perspective on how and why the political far right views the situation in America. This 172 page treatise certainly reinforces the views of those who want believe that Christians in America have been and continue to be under siege. It is more of a running diatribe than a well structured book. I probably would have tossed the book out if I had started with the last chapter "Civil War," which describes Trump as a patriot with a "genuine love for his country," and has been the subject of so many vicious verbal assaults from the Democrats. Also, President Obama is vilified, described as being raised by Communists, and excoriated for his efforts on the Affordable Care Act that takes away individuals rights. Horowitz identifies the Left as having been consumed by identity politics where group think replaces individual rights. The biggest problem in the past has been the liberal supreme courts that have passed Roe v. Wade and has supported feminists. What is misunderstood is that if Christians had their way they would force everyone to accept their beliefs thus eliminating abortion, gay marriage, and other individual rights.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Kenneth

    This is excellent reading for anyone who wants to understand the polarization of our politics and society today in the USA. The author, a religious agnostic of Jewish background, explains how the Left has been forcing Christianity and Christian values out of the American mainstream. American pluralism had its roots in the Protestantism of the nation's founders - the Protestant doctrine of the "Priesthood of all believers" is the root of American individualism - you are face-to-face with whatever This is excellent reading for anyone who wants to understand the polarization of our politics and society today in the USA. The author, a religious agnostic of Jewish background, explains how the Left has been forcing Christianity and Christian values out of the American mainstream. American pluralism had its roots in the Protestantism of the nation's founders - the Protestant doctrine of the "Priesthood of all believers" is the root of American individualism - you are face-to-face with whatever God you believe in. Today's Left is a form of cultural Marxism, with its identity politics, dividing groups into "Oppressed" and Oppressors", the former good, the latter evil. This creates the cultural wars of our times.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Bobbie

    Great book detailing the Left's war against the Right and Christians in particular Great book detailing the Left's war against the Right and Christians in particular

  15. 4 out of 5

    Meron Semere

    Dumbest book I read! The author appeals to pathos too much and desperately fails. Way too much speculation and "what about" opinions. Propaganda that the author is trying to push is ignoring important facts such as landmark court cases."There was no Supreme Court decision that declared interracial marriage to be a constitutional right" (Horowitz 107). He blatantly ignores the decision of Loving v. Virginia and isn't rational with his "research". Horowitz explains his research with half-baked fac Dumbest book I read! The author appeals to pathos too much and desperately fails. Way too much speculation and "what about" opinions. Propaganda that the author is trying to push is ignoring important facts such as landmark court cases."There was no Supreme Court decision that declared interracial marriage to be a constitutional right" (Horowitz 107). He blatantly ignores the decision of Loving v. Virginia and isn't rational with his "research". Horowitz explains his research with half-baked facts and emotional appeal. Awful argument of the oppression of Christian fundamentalists. I wouldn't recommend this for anyone to read.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Mary J

    Captivating Captivating. Well written I could not put it down This book covered the era of my birth until now. A behind the scenes look of the past 60 years and how the left took control. Highly recommend

  17. 5 out of 5

    Alan

    Another good book affirming the US Constitution and how it has been manipulated for political purposes by the Judiciary and special interests. If politicians were not so gutless, they would legislate and change our laws, not keep making end runs around the Constitution.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Patrick O'Hannigan

    This book is the most urgent and trenchant political analysis I've ever read. It punches far above its weight, and in a just world it would replace a whole gob of civics and "social studies" courses throughout academia. This book is the most urgent and trenchant political analysis I've ever read. It punches far above its weight, and in a just world it would replace a whole gob of civics and "social studies" courses throughout academia.

  19. 4 out of 5

    John Haydon

    Excellent important read

  20. 4 out of 5

    Ted Hoffman

    What a noble sweetie David Horowitz wants us to think he is. Such a prudent, moderate voice without bias – a humbly patriotic agnostic just trying to give religion a fair shake. As many of his previous screeds have shown (“Big Agenda: President Trump's Plan to Save America,” “The Black Book of the American Left”), he is an alt-Right conservative devoted to demonizing the Left. That's fine; the political bookshelf certainly has room for that. But his disingenuousness – the emperor's clothing in w What a noble sweetie David Horowitz wants us to think he is. Such a prudent, moderate voice without bias – a humbly patriotic agnostic just trying to give religion a fair shake. As many of his previous screeds have shown (“Big Agenda: President Trump's Plan to Save America,” “The Black Book of the American Left”), he is an alt-Right conservative devoted to demonizing the Left. That's fine; the political bookshelf certainly has room for that. But his disingenuousness – the emperor's clothing in which he wraps “Dark Agenda” – poisons this latest book, which hopes its measured tone will obscure its anti-liberal, pro-religion crusade. It doesn't. The book's hysterical subtitle, “The War to Destroy Christian America,” is what most tidily damns Horowitz. Nowhere in the book does he credibly demonstrate this “war.” He presumes it, and presumes you'll agree without reflection and without demanding clear evidence. Examples of his fraudulent thinking: * “[T]he left celebrates not just teaching about Islam but actively proselytizing for Islam in the public schools. Why? It’s because Christian doctrines were foundational to the American Republic, which the left despises.” No evidence or rationale provided; we are simply to accept this vilification – which is demonstrably not true. Let's just get this out of the way: The Left loves America as much as the Right; it's the approaches and philosophies that diverge, not the intentions. Is Horowitz genuinely unaware that most Democrats are Christians? Can he show a single public rally, ostensibly by his version of the Left, in which the chants were against Christian doctrines in schools and for Islamic fiat? Or, for that matter, can he point to a single public school in which Islam is actively taught and advocated? Of course he can't, but that doesn't stop him from making wild, prejudicial claims. * “When I consider the short duration of my life, swallowed up in the eternity before and after, the space which I fill, and even can see, engulfed in the infinite immensity of spaces of which I am ignorant and which know me not, I am frightened and astonished at being here rather than there; for there is no reason why here rather than there, why now rather than then. Who has put me here? These are the questions that only a religious faith can attempt to answer. There is no science of the why of our existence, no scientific counsel or solace for our human longings, loneliness, and fear.” Nonsense. Science, through cosmology, biology, chemistry, sociology and logic, is quite able to address such “why” questions – and unlike religion, it does not rely on unsubstantiated and unprovable claims of gods. Religion's “answers” are comforting illusions, often easily exposed by a rational analysis. As for “who put [you] here,” that would be your mother and father, Mr. Horowitz. Biology 101. Further, that is one hell of an unwieldy first sentence, sir. Find an editor. * “When Soviet Communism collapsed in 1991, progressives didn’t give up their illusions. Instead they changed the name of their utopian dream. Today they no longer call their earthly redemption 'Communism.' They call it 'social justice.'” So, in Horowitz's humble, fair view, progressives (i.e. liberals, i.e. Democrats) had a utopian dream, an earthly redemption, and it was Communism. Ah. Please share your sources, Mr. Horowitz. Exactly. He can't. But it makes for rousing, incendiary prose that is catnip to the arch-conservative mindset. Democratic presidents as well as Republican stood against the Soviet Union and Cuba and North Korea and Red China. A peek into any remedial history book will confirm this. And “social justice” is a pure evil, Mr. Horowitz? Ah. “Dark Agenda” is littered with such poppycock. Where Horowitz errs – where fundamentalist Christians of all stripes do – is in conflating constitutional adherence with anti-Christian assaults. Schools can no longer force prayers on students? Gays, blacks, women and others who have been historically marginalized now have increasingly equitable rights? Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and other religions are given equal footing on the national stage? Horowitz cries foul. I say, Good. The country has become more inclusive and more prosperous by emphasizing the Constitution and limiting religious intervention in, and by, government. These facts may be anathema to Horowitz, but they express the essential will and vision of the Founding Fathers. No one is shuttering churches, forbidding prayer or the wearing of crosses, canceling Christian TV or radio broadcasts, banning Christian books, ordering the end of tax exempt status of churches, eliminating Christmas and Easter, or banishing all mentions of God, Jesus, Christianity or the Bible from the public square (even though none of those four words appears, not once, in the Constitution). Christianity is doing just fine, thank you. If its numbers are declining, it has only itself to blame – and surely the molestation and cover-up scandals in the Catholic Church, alone, have driven many from the pews. If there's a “war to destroy Christian America,” the soldiers all wear crosses. Gott mit uns. And most of the generals are Republicans. Extremist, fundamentalist Christianity is coming under fierce scrutiny, and that appears to be what has Horowitz palpitating. The hypocrisy of charismatics who doggedly support Donald Trump but overlook his un-Christian comments and behaviors (somehow I missed the admonition about grabbing p*ssies in Proverbs) is rightly gaining wider derision. And you can still refuse to sign marriage licenses for gays or march for Trump while waving a Nazi or Confederate flag, but you're going to face righteous public blowback for it. In this book, Horowitz is throwing kerosene on an extinguished fire, and hoping you'll toss on the match. Don't fall for it. While he does touch on legimate issues for America and for Christians, Horowitz displays his political nakedness for all to see in “Dark Agenda.” He is, to coin a pun, at his own cross-purposes. “The War on Christianity” is indeed alive and well – in his head. Not outside it. Christians continue, in so many ways, to be pandered to, not persecuted. But now that lesbians can be shown on the Hallmark Channel as happy, regular couples, THIS is what Horowitz finds blasphemous, and this is the impetus behind his fraudulent book. To define the activation and embrace of the Constitution as a “War to Destroy Christian America” is, itself, an attack on America. This book is a wolf in sheep's clothing. Don't be fooled.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Budd Margolis

    There is no war against Christianity. There is an effort to divide America and rewrite the constitution. The extreme fundamentalist Evangelical white supremacists are angry and this book supports them and their cause. I am reading this to understand their logic and it is so deeply flawed and ruinous for the USA as to be dangerous and evil. After every gun massacre, the right pro-NRA ask for prayers and delay passing laws. This is what angers the majority of decent Americans. What a load of puerile There is no war against Christianity. There is an effort to divide America and rewrite the constitution. The extreme fundamentalist Evangelical white supremacists are angry and this book supports them and their cause. I am reading this to understand their logic and it is so deeply flawed and ruinous for the USA as to be dangerous and evil. After every gun massacre, the right pro-NRA ask for prayers and delay passing laws. This is what angers the majority of decent Americans. What a load of puerile nonsense: "Radicals in America today don’t have the political power to execute religious people and destroy their houses of worship. Yet they openly declare their desire to obliterate religion." Really it is far to easy to find insanity and edit away sense to make ones point? Socialism is practised by the US Military in its healthcare programmes. It is not communism. But the respect for Putin and his oligarchy is surprising as he has taken the wealth of capitalism and mixed it with the dictatorship of the Soviet era. How perverse then that the right white supremacists adore Russia and love Putin while he openly undermines the USA and its founding principles? Progressives, liberals and just plain American patriotic citizens are not communist if they want healthcare for all citizens. It is a basic principle of charity than the Judeo Christian religion should be in favour of. But instead, this entire book masks libertarian values which are anathema to the US Bill o Rights and Constitution. Sentence after sentence there are assumptions if ignorance. "Without the founders’ belief in God—fiction or not—America could not exist." Really? A few hundred years ago most everyone was religious. If you were not you fled to the colonies or were burned at the stake. Are Federalists capable of modernising their beliefs? I rather doubt it. Most vital is to retain the separation of Church and State, to make sure we do not allow Religious Freedom to create a Sharia Taliban ISIS form of religious persecution from the Christian far right. Although not all Trump supporters are racists, all racists are Trump supporters which should cause all decent people to worry. Horowitz rails against the Supreme Court when a decision doe snot panders to his views. I sympathise but hold no respect for someone who believes the court should maintain a right-wing bias instead of following our legal tradition. He has taken a microscope to focus on what serves his purpose without regard to portraying truth in an honest manner. There is no integrity, these are the lies on which a movement of hate and division, anti female, racists and pro-Libertarian anti-Earth, anti-science, pro fake news angry Americans believe in. Trump is their messiah and the cult will win at all cost even if it means burning down the capital building. Read this book to understand the dark evil movement that pretends there is a war against their white supremacist privileged image of an America under the Confederacy. For they are working to return the country to those days and they are heavily armed. This book is a manual to pretend there is academic facts & logic behind many conspiracies ranging from how Marxism is now the Democratic party, liberals, Gays, AIDS and this so-called war on Christianity. "Barack Obama was raised by Communists and spent his entire life on the radical left" Actually Obama's admin was much more centralist than many had anticipated. And the constant use of the word communist or Marxist is just a fantasy of the right to demean the left. All developed nations have universal healthcare and free or heavily subsidised education because it is good for the citizens and the economy/society. Lower crimes rates, higher standards of living and higher happiness index with fewer prisons and criminals. "President Obama began his administration with an unprecedented “apology tour” of foreign capitals, humiliating his own country in front of over 3 billion citizens of foreign nations." So, America has nothing to apologise for? Today, Trumps America is the most despised in the world and he emboldens terrorist to attack us. If anyone created the conditions for ISIS it was Bush. But Trump has created much more damage to America's reputation than anyone. If you believe this then this is the book for you: "The left’s attacks on religious freedom, and general hatred for those who don’t agree with them, are driven by “identity politics.” Identity politics is an anti-American ideology and a sanitized name for cultural Marxism." Horrowitz continues: " “People of color” obscures the fact that white majorities in America supported and, in fact, architected the Civil Rights Acts, and have helped to create a society in which black Americans have more rights and opportunities and privileges than blacks in any other country in the world, even those ruled by blacks." Really? How refreshingly racist of him? And the far-right own patriotism? " “Patriotism” is not a term of endearment to people on the left, to the globalist elites, or to Democrats generally..." "Anyone who identified with the fight that conservatives waged in defense of religious liberty could understand. And anyone sympathetic to the unapologetic patriotism of religious people could understand why they were solidly for Trump, despite his flaws." Tony Perkins "Evangelicals were ready to embrace Trump because he cared about America, and the principles behind America’s greatness, which are Christian in origin." "redefining America is exactly what the radical left and the Democratic Party have been doing for the last fifty years." All this redefining must be evil right? Redefining with equality for women and gays, with civil rights and protection of a citizens right to vote? Really? Democrats do not hate America, they are also patriotic and are working towards social justice, not a corporate-financed dictatorship. To understand what we face, a religiously intolerant white-dominated anti-female cult we must also read their thoughts. It is not pleasant but it makes us much stronger. And for that, and Trump's term in office, the left will rise up and fix America which, by the way, has always been great!

  22. 4 out of 5

    M.C. Kelly

    This is a thorough, detailed, fact driven account of the political origins and decisions of our nation up through present day. I highly recommend this book, even though it is sad and disturbing. I encourage anyone with an interest in what ideologies political parties actually support and what their motives are for doing so. A great perspective on past choices and the repercussions we still live under.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Julie Smith

    Great book Americans have been asleep at the wheel for far to long. This book spells it all out and Americans need to read it and re-read it and wake up! We are on the brink of losing our country to radicals if we continue to be passive. It takes courage to stand up, speak up and refuse to shut up.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Angela Logsdon

    Great book for Conservatives. It defines our history over the last 50 years. He articulates the urgency we need to have to save our country.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Michelle Beaulieu-o'connell

    Russian, covid, riots...what's next? This is a quick easy read. Sit down, take a moment and do a little self-educating. All is not what you think it is. Russian, covid, riots...what's next? This is a quick easy read. Sit down, take a moment and do a little self-educating. All is not what you think it is.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Scott Todd

    Eye-opening The author eloquently and academically addressed the reasons for the decline of our nation. A must read for all citizens.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Leonard

    You don't have to read far into this book to realize that the author is willing to do anything to make the political point he embraces. He starts the book with the account of a mass shooting at a church in Sutherland Springs in Texas which killed twenty-six people and wounded twenty. Then he starts lambasting "atheists," which for him is synonymous with liberals, who complain about the lack of gun controls which makes it possible for a gunman to kill innocent people. He assumes that anyone who e You don't have to read far into this book to realize that the author is willing to do anything to make the political point he embraces. He starts the book with the account of a mass shooting at a church in Sutherland Springs in Texas which killed twenty-six people and wounded twenty. Then he starts lambasting "atheists," which for him is synonymous with liberals, who complain about the lack of gun controls which makes it possible for a gunman to kill innocent people. He assumes that anyone who expresses concern about a response to a mass shooting that only prescribes "thoughts and prayer" is an atheist liberal. Nothing is mentioned of the millions of Christian liberals and progressives who pray and worship regularly and also advocate for other solutions to mass shootings like sensible gun control, research of the public health problem that guns are, and the need for other regulations to keep people safe and reduce the cost of health care. The author continues to ignore and avoid a balanced report on the problems he brings up throughout the entire book. He criticizes Roe vs Wade without mentioning the fact that abortions occur less frequently in countries with legal abortions available. He blasts the ERA but refuses to acknowledge that women still earn less than men for doing the same work, and are often subject to other harsh discrimination practices at home and work, encouraged now by a president who is a sex predator. The author is critical of gay and lesbian people and claims that Reagan was sensitive to people dying of AIDS, when it was clear that he ignored their suffering. Horowitz is also critical of the Affordable Care Act and conveniently omits the fact that it provided coverage for 15-20 million people who did not have coverage before, as well as those with pre-existing conditions. Now Trump is beginning to take away coverage for millions. Horowitz is especially harsh toward Obama, but much of that criticism is directed at Saul Alinsky and Jeremiah Wright, two people associated with Obama earlier in his life, two people who never spoke for Obama. He criticizes Obama's so-called "apology tour" of a few foreign countries where he apologized for previous destructive behavior that harmed those countries, a tour that was long overdue and still much less than it should have been, since the US has much to apologize for. But in the very next page the author quotes II Chronicles 7:14 which says, "If my people, which are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, and forgive their sins, and heal their land," in many ways exactly what Obama was doing, somewhat half-heartedly, by conducting an "apology tour." Of course Obama should have included Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and some Latin American countries in the apology tour. This book has nothing going for it and should disappear into the trash heap of junk writings. The author adds to his mistakes by supporting Trump and claiming that the dishonest, racist, sexual predator Trump is somehow supportive of religious liberty. Fortunately some of Trump's former fans are beginning to have second thoughts. It should be easy for any thinking person to not be deceived by this weak and one-sided book which is not about the war to destroy Christian America as the subtitle claims, but more about how to not be a responsible citizen who tries to address the problems this country faces such as sexism, global warming, environmental destruction, lack of health care and affordable education, and racism. This book is it's own Dark Agenda.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Petros Scientia

    David Horowitz gives an insider's view of the mind that is set against God. I had sensed some of the problems he mentions in Dark Agenda, but I never dreamt of the depth. Keep in mind that David Horowitz, as he admits in his book, can't imagine anyone actually believing the Bible as it's written. He's still in the bubble of the influence of the ungodly people around him, and he's still an agnostic as of this writing. And yet, he can clearly see that there is a dark agenda to destroy Christ, and David Horowitz gives an insider's view of the mind that is set against God. I had sensed some of the problems he mentions in Dark Agenda, but I never dreamt of the depth. Keep in mind that David Horowitz, as he admits in his book, can't imagine anyone actually believing the Bible as it's written. He's still in the bubble of the influence of the ungodly people around him, and he's still an agnostic as of this writing. And yet, he can clearly see that there is a dark agenda to destroy Christ, and he blows the whistle on that. The great divide in the world today is between the Light that is Christ and the darkness that's inevitable without Christ.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Cindy

    This book presents a sobering overview of the erosion of some key foundations of our country, specifically the influence of Christian priniciples in American culture and in constitutional law. It outlines how the Supreme Court has actually re-written constitutional law with several decisions over the past 60 years and illuminates the systematic efforts to remove and erase the influence that Christianity has had in creating our social system.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Eclaghorn

    The progressive, SJWs of today are fighting the same war started by atheists and communists. This book shows America has become the battlefield between utopians and freedom advocates. The history of those determined to impose 'equality' on society means the destruction of freedom and in particular, Christianity. The progressive, SJWs of today are fighting the same war started by atheists and communists. This book shows America has become the battlefield between utopians and freedom advocates. The history of those determined to impose 'equality' on society means the destruction of freedom and in particular, Christianity.

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