David Horowitz is an American conservative thinker, author and public speaker. He is the founder of the David Horowitz Freedom Center, an organization focused on defending religious groups from totalitarian attacks, both inside and outside the country. He used to be a strong adherent of the "New Leftist" movement in the 1960s, but disavowed the communist ideology in 1972 for the intellectual consistency of neo-conservatism. He has since written numerous New York Times best-selling books, detailing the lies of liberal doctrine. David earned a bachelor's degree in literature, and a master’s degree in Chinese and English.