A Point in Time: The Search for Redemption in This Life and by David Horowitz
By David Horowitz
A topic of lifestyles and Death
New York Times bestselling writer David Horowitz is known for his conversion from Nineteen Sixties radicalism. In A aspect in Time, his lyrical but startling new publication, he bargains meditations on a fair deeper conversion, one that touches at the very essence of each human life.
Part memoir and half philosophical mirrored image, A element in Time makes a speciality of man’s inevitable look for meaning—and how for these with no non secular trust, that seek frequently results in a religion in historic development, person who is sure to disappoint. Horowitz consents with Marcus Aurelius, whose stoic philosophy offers a focus for the ebook, “He who has noticeable current issues has obvious all, either every little thing that has taken position from all eternity and every thing that would be for time with out end.…”
Horowitz recalls his father, a political radical who placed his religion in exactly this type of redemptive destiny. He examines this desire in the course of the different nice determine who organizes those reflections, the Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoevsky, whose writings foreshadowed the good tragedies of the social revolutions to come back. Horowitz attracts on everlasting subject matters: the necessity we need to make feel out of the lives we've got been given, our wish to fix the injustices we come across, and the results of our mortality.
Interweaving episodes of his personal existence with the writings of the thinker and the novelist, Horowitz explores how we offer intending to an it appears mindless life and the dire outcomes that stick to from looking to redeem it by means of trying to make an ideal global out of the imperfect one within which we discover ourselves.
Praise for some degree IN TIME
“David Horowitz is so strong a polemicist that it's always forgotten how superbly he writes. for a similar cause, the deeply thought of philosophical point of view and the wide-ranging erudition underlying his political passions are only as usually missed. however it is strictly those characteristics that come to the fore and shine via so brilliantly within the associated meditations that make up A element in Time. With Marcus Aurelius, Ecclesiastes, and Dostoevsky as its publications, this little booklet boldly ventures into an exploration of first issues and final that's as relocating because it is profound.”
—NORMAN PODHORETZ, writer of Why Are Jews Liberals?
“A attractive ebook, either unhappy and uplifting. relocating in turns from the intimate to the common, Horowitz not just explores but in addition embodies the honor of the tragic worldview. A element in Time is a poignant and elegiac mirrored image on existence from a guy who bears the weight of unknowing with braveness and grace.”
—ANDREW KLAVAN, writer of True Crime and Empire of Lies
“Emulating Marcus Aurelius, David Horowitz has produced a meditation on dealing with dying that's poignant and clever. no matter if invoking the Stoics or reflecting on his personal father, he is helping us imagine via that almost all uncomplicated of all questions: what's it which could provide aspiring to our existence?”
—WALTER ISAACSON, writer of Einstein
“I have well-liked David Horowitz for many years. He has taught me many very important classes. yet by no means have I been so moved by way of his writing as i'm by means of this short and profound book.”
—DENNIS PRAGER, writer of Why the Jews?
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