By Dinesh D'Souza
Is the United States a resource of satisfaction, as american citizens have lengthy held, or disgrace, as Progressives allege? underneath an blameless external, are our lives complicit in a countrywide undertaking of robbery, expropriation, oppression, and homicide, or is the USA nonetheless the desire of the world?
Dinesh D'Souza says those questions aren't any mere educational workout. it's the revolutionary view that's taught in our colleges, that's preached via Hollywood, and that shapes the guidelines of the Obama management. If the United States is a strength for inequality and injustice on this planet, its energy merits to be reduced; if conventional the US relies on oppression and robbery, then conventional the US needs to be reformed—and the government can do the reforming.
In the USA: think an international with no Her D'Souza deals a passionate and sharply reasoned safeguard of the US, pulling down each very important accusation made by way of Progressives opposed to our country.
Provocative in its research, attractive in its conclusions, Dinesh D'Souza's the United States stands out as the such a lot spoke of ebook of the yr.
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This trick may have been all too obvious to the American intellectuals who interacted with de Beauvoir during her visit, and it certainly irritated them once her book was published. “Indeed, ‘authoritative’ was the word for her on most subjects,” wrote William Barrett in his reflections on her trip; he had read de Beauvoir’s travel memoir and did not agree with most of her characterizations of America. His response to her representation of America, however, is more than disagreement. Barrett dismisses de Beauvoir as a foreigner prone to misunderstanding because of a basic lack of linguistic proficiency.
Arendt also offers the most comprehensive discussion of estrangement, rather than merely using it as a technique. Even though she put it under the rubric of the pariah, Arendt envisioned a stranger persona that inspired much of my own thinking in this book. Finally, the Arendtian works I study in this chapter contain a critique of American society (explicit and implicit) that captures the political agendas of the other three, no matter how different they were. In chapter 3, I analyze the critique of capitalism presented by Marcuse in One-Dimensional Man and Essays on Liberation but also in lesser known public speeches.
Modeled after the Pontigny entretiens—a series of lively dialogues in a picturesque setting in southern France sponsored by the philanthropist and intellectual M. Paul Desjardins—these encounters produced some interesting exchanges but were short-lived. Rather than establish a deep French-American connection, they proved its impossibility. . . ’ ”44 Unlike the short-lived Pontigny-en-Amerique or the New York–based École Libre, the academic institutions formed around the German scholars were more prominent, and some became landmarks in American higher education.
America: Imagine a World Without Her by Dinesh D'Souza