End of Time


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Three days after terrorists flew planes into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, David Horowitz discovered that he had prostate cancer. As America was rebuilding, he emerged from months of treatment with a “reprieve” from his disease. He emerged as well with this remarkable book of hard won insights about how we get to our end and what we learn along the way. A stunning departure from the polemics and social criticism that have made Horowitz one of our most controversial public intellectuals, The End of Time is a wide ranging, unflinching and lyrical meditation on subjects ranging from what parents inadvertently teach us in their deaths, to the forbidding reality of the cancer ward and the way in which figures like Mohammed Atta use death to become gods of their own mad creation.


“Beautifully written, unflinching in its contemplation of the abyss, and yet finally hopeful in its acceptance of human finitude.” — Stanley Fish, author of How Milton Works

“This book provides a window into the great divide in our world today.” — Natan Sharansky, author, Fear No Evil

“This is a poignant and powerful rumination on the meaning of life and the meaning of death.”
— Walter Issacson, author of Benjamin Franklin: An American Life

“While I have admired the moral courage of Horowitz, I would never have guessed the depths of his spiritual insight.” — Michael Novak, author of On Two Wings: Humble Faith and Common Sense at the American Founding