What did he think about Huey Newton getting killed in Oakland, someone he once admired and for whom he worked? His answer is quick.
"I was glad. It should have happened when he was 15."
Is there anything he liked about the decade? Horowitz thinks a moment.
"What I like about the '60s, aside from the civil rights movement -- and the music was really good -- was the opening of the public space. Blacks into the culture, that was good. Much more room for people, whether they're gay or whatever.
"Everything else, we could have done better without."
Reached by phone from New York, Horowitz's son Jonathan provides this succinct description of his once-lefty father: "If he was in Seattle, he'd be the Mudhoney."
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