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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

AMERICA: Imagine a World Without Her By Dinesh D'Souza

America by Dinesh D'SouzaPublisher:  Regnery Publishing
Release Date:  June 2, 2014
Pages:  304
Genre:  Current-events

Reviewed By WC

Book Description:  Is America a source of pride, as Americans have long held, or shame, as Progressives allege? Beneath an innocent exterior, are our lives complicit in a national project of theft, expropriation, oppression, and murder, or is America still the hope of the world?

New York Times bestselling author Dinesh D'Souza says these questions are no mere academic exercise. It is the Progressive view that is taught in our schools, that is preached by Hollywood, and that shapes the policies of the Obama administration. If America is a force for inequality and injustice in the world, its power deserves to be diminished; if traditional America is based on oppression and theft, then traditional America must be reformed—and the federal government can do the reforming.

In America: Imagine a World without Her D'Souza offers a passionate and sharply reasoned defense of America, knocking down every important accusation made by Progressives against our country. In this book, you'll learn:

-Why it is a pernicious myth that English colonists "stole" America from the Indians or that American settlers and soldiers "stole" the southwest from Mexico
-Why the descendants of slaves—and the successive waves of immigrants to the United States—are better off here than in their old countries
-How America, more than any other country, is based on rewarding the enterprise and hard-work of the common man
-How traditional American virtues sustain prosperity and freedom, and Progressive arguments about "liberation" and "justice" undercut them
-How Progressive demagoguery about "inequality" expands the power of government and its grasp on the taxpayer's wallet
-Why we should fear the Progressive agenda of "reform" which is in fact an agenda of totalitarian control of the state over the individual
-Why national decline is a choice--a choice that it is still not too late to reverse

Provocative in its analysis, stunning in its conclusions, Dinesh D'Souza's America will be the most talked about book of the year.

WC's Review:  Anyone can find something unreadable about a “must read.” A “must read” has something discoverable after a period of time that was not all that indispensable, significant in the grand scale of things, and most likely superfluous. Not this “must read.”

It should come as no surprise that a foreigner has to tell us exactly what is going on in this country. History aficionados remember early America’s assessments by Lafayette, Alexis d Tocqueville, Edmund Burke, and other pundits who saw correctly individual resolve and responsibility by immigrants who shunned the largess of a central government.

Now, an immigrant from India correctly claims that America’s glory days are over, that Obama and his mentors, namely Saul Alinsky, Reverend Jeremy Wright, Bill Ayers, and to a larger extent than previously thought, Hillary Clinton, are obsessed with making our once great nation into a third world country.

No doubt the country is going down. No doubt Obama and his minions are embarrassed by the previous colonial efforts of past administrations, failing to recognize that America’s interference into the affairs of conflicted countries was not a concerted effort to take over countries, particularly the stealing of oil, but a mission to enhance their chances of attaining liberty.

Dinesh D’Souza is constantly in the news, highlighted by political efforts to silence his message of progressive ruination of the nation founded on the principles of egalitarianism. 

The author correctly points out that the efforts of men to subjugate the masses while amassing personal wealth and power is not a recent phenomenon. Progressivism was alive and well during the early nineteenth century when the proletariat (both women and men) was forced into factories to sustain a living while the elite gained fame and prestige for compassionate governance.

Interesting is the verbal exhortations of W. E. B. DuBois vs Booker T. Washington. Frederic Douglass is particulary fascinating in his transformational thinking of America. And, Muhammed Ali’s response to Howard Cosell’s interview question after the Zaire, “Rumble in the Jungle”, battle with George Foreman, is priceless.

“Well, champ, what do you think of Africa?” 

My Rating - 5 Stars

Dinesh D'SouzaAbout the Author:  A former policy analyst in the Reagan White House, Dinesh D'Souza graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Dartmouth College in 1983. He served as John M. Olin Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and the Robert and Karen Rishwain Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. D'Souza writes primarily about Christianity, patriotism and American politics. In 2014, he was convicted of violating campaign finance law and is currently awaiting sentencing.(