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which is now the democratic party has conspired in so that half the country doesn't pay any income taxes and 2% or 5 percent pay 90 percent of the income taxes, very clever of them. to limit the tax issue to the smallest minority. in the same way these university youth -- and the soonest -- university faculties have fought for what they call shared the government's meaning we are responsible but nobody else, we control the curriculum in the classroom and nobody better say anything about it matter what goes on there or we are going to scream academic freedom, mccarthy -- if you want to see what they will scream and just punch my name in to an google with mccarthyism or go up to any
other web sites. the union sponsored web site is called, of course, free exchange of ideas. the last thing they want. >> when i was a liberal arts student at university of michigan and we have now women's studies, we had no blacks thaddeus, we had no hispanic studies or ethnic studies. i am wondering where these programs came from and who set the standards? i have heard comments like cleopatra was black. now, she was great -- she was great. it seems like we have created academic anarchy. >> if you read in "one-party classroom" and i quote the constitution of the women's studies association which allegedly is a scholarly association but it isn't. when i say allegedly i am an outsider, of course,. it is in on the scholarly
association and it just tells you straight up that women's studies came out of the women's liberation movement and it owes a responsibility to the women's liberation movement and women's studies is about ending oppression and social justice and all those things. the cleopatra is black comes from the afro centrists at temple university which is described and "one-party classroom". the african american studies department is a pure race is department teaching completely sad to learn to intellectual doctrines, one of them being that the egyptians were black and another being that the drakes particularly aristotle stole all the knowledge from the black egyptians and that is a got his knowledge from the library of alexandria. there have been books by classical scholars putting out how ridiculous this is, for
example, the library of alexandria was built after aristotle's death. [laughter] that was a problem, but the racist creator of this apartment and now they're villanova, there are many departments and in a tea to the unity and liberation of the race through blood and. it is not see doctrine and the temple, of course, is a public paid for by taxpayers and villanova is a catholic university saw things are very far gone. these are political fields. they can understand themselves as political indoctrination, they teach doctrines that are contradicted by other departments without telling the students that. for example with the name the, the organizing principle of a women's studies is that gender is socially constructive. now every leftist likes to think everything is socially constructed because then you can
be constructed and reconstruct it. that is their marxist ideology. that is in the curriculum in these fields, winner of studies, ethnic studies, race is socially constructive. it means the differences between men and women are not anatomic all, what we call fi millman characteristics. there are socially created. what does that mean? in means there are created by men so they can oppress women more easily here and so if women are nurturing or caring more and so forth that is their weakness. who created the witness? we did it. of course, it across the hall or go to another building and go into the biology department canyon or the science department you find out that these characteristics are hardwired and part of the genome, the genetic structure. you know, the attitude that a
higher education is you said this already, david. there is no dialogue. it is not like it ever invite a debate. have a women's studies professor come in and debate whether they are are a political party or not. it's not want to happen. anyway, i know it is so gloomy, isn't it? [laughter] we have a resilience country here. i think americans are a very resilient people. you never know where the term is going to, or how it is going to come here and but i thank you can pretty well count on it coming and i think that americans, we are not germans. we have a deep-rooted individualistic mentality and there will be rebellions and the rebellions will also come from within zaid the ranks of these
leftists there and these are indistinct trans. there certainly is a move away from the liberal arts. there would not be english literature and if it wasn't for their writing causes anymore because people don't want to go in here about imperialism from our literature professor, some people to but most people don't. university presidents karats that they mainly are and you know when i say that i was just thinking out of every and jim wagner, i don't know what his politics are when he is a decent university president, they want to designate the controversial speaker and charge of the college republicans for the security they had to have because the leftists will attack them. and the dean of the school completely supported this so i had an emergency meeting with the president and it took five minutes for him to say and i
said, i don't think it is a good idea to call people controversial speakers. jimmy carter was so controversial u.s. and invited to the democratic convention -- you're not going to tell me however, that you're going to charge the college democrats were infighting jimmy carter. one of the reasons is that are conservative students are civilized and they don't attack people who come to speak. and he said, you are right. so that ended that policy and they said they would have to pay so there are decent university presidents who will stand up on certain issues. but they are limited. what these university presidents are doing is they are ending tenure by just eliminating the slots when they retire. a lot of add jobs are being hired. you can read all the complaints of the go to the american association of university professors and enjoy yourself how embattled they actually
field even though there are such a dominant baleen in tolerant force in academic life today. thank you. [applause] >> david horowitz as founding editor of the online news website frontpage magazine and president of the david horowitz freedom center. he is the author of many books including "radical son: a generational odyssey", "unholy alliance: radical islam and the american left", and "left illusions: an intellectual odyssey". for more information on the author, please go to front page.com.
the publishing imprint 12 publishes 12 books a year, cary goldstein is publicity director at 12. what are some of the books you have coming out later 2009? >> well, this summer we are publishing henry waxman's the waxman report in july. it is a look back on the landmark legislation to the congressman has been involved in, tobacco, clean air, nutritional labels and what he does is explains to us how coalitions are built, how bills could move from subcommittees' to committees, how you collect votes and it is a look at how the sauce is made. of course, of a congressman has a couple big bills coming on the floor so we expect attention to that. >> did he approach you? >> are published and -- our publisher approached him and thought that he would be the perfect person to explain how congress works i should add that josh marine of the atlantic monthly has written to the congressman and did a fantastic job. >> and other book by peter
peterson. >> pete peterson has lived a fairly normal life. born in 1926, raised by greek immigrants, was born into the depression era nebraska and worked at his father's diner, found himself the secretary of commerce for nixon and a chairman and ceo of lehman brothers and later founded the blackstone group and gary are in the greatest recession since the great depression and he has a bird's eye view of this. that few people would have. >> who is paula ronson? and actually murchison? >> a journalist and writer, author of the number one bestseller, what should i do with my life, actually is a science journalist and they have taken a look much as for the economy and friedman for globalization, taking a cultural look at the way we raise children and what they've discovered is that there are certain key twists that science has overlooked in recent research shows that conventional
wisdom of raising our kids is all wrong. so they won a national magazine award for a piece they did on praise in new york magazine and it turns out for example, that we often praising your children gives a sense of confidence, you are bright and good-looking, but overpraising studies show well in that make your children less inclined to attend to do things they don't think they're good at and furthermore there are also chapters of siblings, there are chapters on gifted programs, testing for private schools, it turns out that the testing for gifted programs they do in kindergarten and testing for elite private schools they have retested of loss three or four years later and found that they are misplaced 73% of the time. a three years later they have developed differently in a different grade, 73% should not be in the programs they are in. >> is it risky in today's economy to publish a way 12 books a year? >> actually i think the next lot of sense because i have talked
about this before, we put all our energy, marketing, publicity an editorial on one book for a full month, not distracted by other campaigns and we can be creative and not just published a book one way but publish one but several ways. a good example would be robert feldman is the lawyers. on the one hand, is a book about deception, robert is one of the world's leading authorities on deception, the chair of the term of behavioral science at university of massachusetts. i'm sorry, i am blanking. he is in this book when he was a young professor he went to the national archives and thought he would listen to the nixon tapes and go to the greatest liar ever and learn a finger to and what he discovered was remarkable besides being a remarkable. he discovered that even he an expert could not figure out when nixon was truthful and not so the book is not about bernardç madoff or it clinton scale lies about the lies we tell every day birgit each of estelle's on
average three lives every 10ç minutes. you look good, i feel well. demoralize weç are told the lel our own life increases. clinically depressed people have more accurate use of themselves andç powerful people who tend o maintain a façade of strength in order to maintain their ambition. so he uncovers all these things but not just about the sort of small lies but how to handle lies in the office in your bedroom, lies at the dinner table. but we published it so psychology book, it is about business, it is a book about becoming a more honest person yourself. >> how far and it bans do you plan you're 12 books a year? >> well, we have got a book scheduled through next august so we have a august 2010, we are scheduled through august 2010 is starting to think about the following fall.
not all are delivered yet but we know what exactly is coming up. there is some great stuff coming up that this next year. >> as an acquiring editor and editor, what do you do? >> most of my job, 90 percent is spent promoting the books but i also have the opportunity to ended about a book a year, added one novel last summer and working on a book right now by a book with a rich: but most of what i do is look at the proposals coming in and we and when a publisher is rating, and let them know whether i think we can spend a full month promoting these books. that is one of the things we're thinking about is not just great riding first and foremost, a singular book which there are in other books like alvin market to but also is this a writer and is subject that we can really focus on for a full month. beyond review coverage. >> 12 the books.com is the
website, cary goldstein is director of publicity. >> in an age of automaker bankruptcy is, p.j. o'rourke it examines america's love affair with cars which he believes is contributing to its cultural decline. the petersen automotive museum in los angeles hosted this event that is 45 minutes. >> i want to thank you all for coming today two this book signing. i am the director of the museum here. this is really an honor for me personally as well as a museum because i have been reading p.j. o'rourke for ever it seems, at least 30 years, maybe 35. i thought he was only sand. this guy really can write. nobody else knows about him but me. i read all this stuff and i am like a lot of you, keep up on
the politics and i am a national review subscriber and washington times subscriber and all of that. his writings in playboy and rolling stone and all of that in a political nature is pretty interesting, pretty well-rounded writer when it comes to -- one i love most is his your reverence in the way he turns of phrase in the way he writes. honest to god it, just because he is here, by far he is my favorite author and i have all his books. the first part of this book and lists all the books that he has ridden and i think three or four of them are new york times best-seller books. if you ever read parliament of wars or give for a chance for the trouble in the world, read those books, what is interesting about p.j. and in this book and my questions to him later is to make a movie about your book is a lot of the stuff he talks about that goes back to the '70s and '80s is just as true today as it was men.
it's funny how you keep reading this stuff and uses that approach so appreciate your purchasing the book, appreciate p.j. being here, it's a great honor for us. let's get with it. here is p.j. o'rourke. [applause] >> thank you. well, thank you so much for coming here. i really appreciate it and i really appreciate being here. i tend to make these flying vista los angeles and never got a chance to go to the museum, today is my first day year so after i get talking to you guys assigning some book, you might feel they are valuable and they are to sign. [laughter] but i'm going to spend some time and i've got a five year-old, if it has wheels it rules. so i've got to go down, i have been out on book tour for three weeks so i can't come home empty-handed so i have to do
some shopping here today two. anyway, it is i am afraid in the last time to say how shall we put it, sayonara to the american car. american automobile companies, ford, gm and chrysler will live on in some form, it kind of marley's ghost dragging their chains at taxpayers' expense. [laughter] you know, the fools and the corner offices of detroit and a full official said detroit unions are going to retire to their vacation homes in palm beach and st. petersburg respectively. and the server -- and they don't deserve our sympathy more than double levels of the capitol dome in washington to, but pity the poor american car when congress and the white house get through with it. i mean, a light weight vehicle with a small carbon footprint using alternative energy and renewable resources to operate in a sustainable way -- when i was a kid we called it a schwinn. [laughter]
well, i guess it has been a great 110 years, it's been a great run since the duryea brothers built the first american automobile in springfield massachusetts. if the duryea motor wagon company had been a success springfield, massachusetts might be today's motor city full of abandoned houses, and employment, a drug dealing, via a crime and racial tensions. [laughter] which as it so happens springfield massachusetts is full of anyway. but we all the american car a lot more than entertaining spectacle of detroit's barry as billionaires. [laughter] in fact, many people my age, we owe our very existence to the car or to the car's back seat. [laughter] where if you check our parents' wedding anniversary with our birthday and find them a little too close to comfort that is probably where we were conceived. there was no premarital sex in
america before the invention of the internal combustion engine. [laughter] it is true. you could dance naked girl into the record of your farmhouse because your mom and dad couldn't commit so they were stuck working on the farm. and you're from house to not have an iraq run because recreation have not been discovered to to all of our work. on a saturday night you could take a girl out in a buggy but it was hard to get her into the mood to let you bust into her course of it because the two of you were facing the hind end of a horse. [laughter] it spoils the atmosphere. so the car lead us out of the barn and while the car was added the car destroy the american nuclear family in anyone who has had an american nuclear family can tell you that was a relief two all concerned and cars caused american to be paved. there are much worse things you can do to a country than paid as of the sudanese have been proven in darfur and one of the things i wondered is we never hear
thank you, a word of thanks the car people forgetting all america paid from the kids in the body casts this shea-porter all the time. not a word of thanks. [laughter] cars provided america with an enviable standard of living. you cannot get a steady job with high wages and health and retirement benefits working on that general livestock corporation assembly line putting others on cows -- it just couldn't be done. and i think that the american car was a source of intellectual stimulation, because you think of the innovation. did the invention, the sheer genius that transformed the 1908 model t ford into the 1968 shelby cobra gt500. in the course of one single human lifetime goal of speeding tickets.
[laughter] compare this to progress in the previous mode of transportation. worse production, course design -- unchanged for thousands of years. and you know when it comes to creativity with the horse and did the research on this one riding, i lifted up. you know and nobody thought to put a stirrup, nobody thought to hastert from a saddle until about 580. the strip was invented. people have been riding horses for thousands of years and its effect until 500 a.d. to invent this. where they put their feet? it automobile design and engineering have proceeded at the same pace as course design and engineering we would be powering ourselves down the road by running with both of our feet stuck through a hole and the floor like fred flintstones although it may come to that with the 2010 at obama mobile. [laughter] but most important of all, most important of all was the car's
fulfilled the ideal of what america's founding fathers. of all the truths that we hold to be self-evident, of all of the unalienable rights with which we are in doubt, which one is most important to the american dream? it is right there, front and center, flat in the name of the declaration of independence -- freedom to leave. freedom to get at a town, freedom to get the hell out of here. king george, can i have the keys? that is what the declaration of independence says. i've got to tell you, the saga of the american car, this is not an abstract matter to me. this is no subject of fans of old series. now, nancy pelosi, she may think she was transported home from the maternity ward on pink fluffy clouds supported by sarah emma.
low carbon sarah them. [laughter] but i know it was the car that got me to wear a i'm. my grandfather jacob all work, he was born in 1877 on a farm about the size of his podium. in line city, ohio which was not a city in did not even have any line. he was one of 10 kids, grandpa was one of 10 who grew up in a one-room unpainted shacks. i have a photograph of them lined up by age staring at the photographer amazed to see someone issues. [laughter] my great-grandfather, barney, he was a woodcutter in the midwest where there are no trees. [laughter] unemployed quite a lot. also drunk and also aliterate been i've got a copy of bernie's marriage certificate with his axe right there. party is only accomplishment the side of the 10 prizes that he
won on the corn shuck staffing of the poor man's roulette wheel there, the only thing that he ever accomplished in his life was a trained a pair of old nags to haul him home dead drug. he would fall at the tavern, pass out in the wagon and the horses would bring him home. that is what he accomplished in his life. grab by jake, he left home on with a fifth grade education heading for the bright lights of toledo and he went to work is a buggy mechanic. and then one day it worse was monday pulled up at the shop and grandpas on that and he saw the future. he thinks back to do. did not take grandpa along to know that clinton has was to be had in more money was made selling them rather than preparing them. and also my uncle birth date and my grandma and grandpa's wedding anniversary were a little too close for comfort. so any way he got in the car
business and by the time that i came along in the 1940's we had an ehud business and grandpa and my uncle owned a dish of and my father was a sales manager and as a younger brother ran a used-car lot and baby brother jack was a salesman and cousin hide it in the parts department and all the odds and girl cousins work in the office and all the boy cousins and me all worked out on the car lot cleaning and waxing the cars. the son-in-law, my cousin would go on to run the ohio car dealers association and i would go on to do whatever it is that i do in this book, write about cars and stuff. i tell you though even in these dark days for the american automobile their times i wished i had stated in toledo and taken over that buick agency because be on those klayko -- local late-night tv ads -- i get this idea i wanted to pirate past treasure island buick. come out with a parrot on my
shoulder and one of those eye patches. [laughter] on down to pirate past treasure island your core prices walk the plank. [laughter] don't miss our pieces of used car lot to prove a free chocolate balloons for the kiddies. it's been a great life. grandpa died in 1960 with honors from the moves launched. but my family and everything to the american car. without the car we could read and have food. it is our history that begins with the beginning of the american car and i now some of us have even gone to college. we did not go far in college. did not do very well there but we went. [laughter] so i take the demise of the american car, i take this personally. i am looking around for someone to blame. i am mad. i want to blame somebody like
ralph nader. what fun it would be to jump on a ralph nader with both feet and send a pig to marxist and do coming out of his cracked egg head. we should do that even though he is 75 and clearly insane. [laughter] pacino, it took more than one man in his ignorance and ill written book unsafe at any speed. >> the most of poor and industry in the nation and that was the corvette that he was attacking and route was just wrong about the court that because my high-school girl friend at a corvette. and connie was the worst driver in the world and one of the fastest and condi could not get yourself killed and corvette it cannot be done so ralph was all, right. but the pundits are all telling is that there is plenty of blame to go around for the death of the american car and not really sure about that either. now it is to the car executi