David Horowitz Anti-Reparations Points DEBUNKED

..let us stand by our duty, fearlessly and effectively. Let us be diverted by none of those sophistical contrivances wherewith we are so industriously plied and belabored-contrivances such as groping for some middle ground between the right and the wrong, vain as the search for a man who should be neither a living man nor a dead man -- such as a policy of "don't care" on a question about which all true men do care...
-- Abraham Lincoln

Edited by M.D.C.Bowen
last updated April, 2001
Editor's Note:
These comments are posted here in the context of the Race Man's Home Companion as opposed to the Reparations Assessment Project. You will note that the commentators with a few exceptions are mostly directing their arguments to logic, style and tone of David Horowitz rather than to the substance and merits of Reprations itself.

M.D.C. Bowen
Point by Point
Earl Ofari Hutcherson
Ten Good Reasons
William Saletan of Slate
Horowitz, Whining White Hypocrite
John Doggett - Black Conservative
.. I have a huge problem with people attacking the black reparations movement with half-truths and breathtaking demonstrations of ignorance.
John Hope Franklin
If David Horowitz had read James D. DeBow's The Interest in Slavery of the Southern Non-slaveholder, he would not have blundered into the fantasy of claiming that no single group benefited from slavery.


Richard Cohen
Specious Speech
Virginia Postrel
A Seductive, Invidious Argument. - Who inherits what?