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Dinesh D'Souza rose to national prominence as one of the founders of the Dartmouth Review, a leading voice in the rebirth of conservative politics on college campuses in the 1980s.He fired the first popular shot against political correctness with his best-selling expose Illiberal Education. Now, after serving as a Reagan White House staffer, the managing editor of Policy Review, and a scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and the Hoover Institution, he addresses the next generation in Letters to a Young Conservative. Drawing on his own colorful experiences, both within the conservative world and while skirmishing with the left, D'Souza aims to enlighten and inspire young conservatives and give them weapons for the intellectual battles that they face in high school, college, and everyday life. Letters to a Young Conservative also illuminates the enduring themes that for D'Souza anchor the conservative position: not "family values" or patriotism, but a philosophy based on natural rights and a belief in universal moral truths.With a light touch, D'Souza shows that conservatism needn't be stodgy or defensive, even though it is based on preserving the status quo. To the contrary, when a conservative has to expose basic liberal assumptions to scrutiny, he or she must become a kind of imaginative, fun-loving, forward-looking guerrilla--philosophically conservative but temperamentally radical.Among the topics Dinesh D'Souza covers in Letters to a Young Conservative: Fighting Political CorrectnessAuthentic vs. Bogus MulticulturalismWhy Government Is the ProblemWhen the Rich Get RicherHow Affirmative Action Hurts BlacksThe Feminist MistakeAll the News That FitsHow to Harpoon a LiberalThe Self-Esteem HoaxA Republican Realignment?Why Conservatives Should Be Cheerful

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Dinesh D'Souza, the Rishwain Research Scholar at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, served as senior domestic policy analyst in the White House in 1987-88. He is the best-selling

Table of Contents

Conservatives vs. liberals — The libertarian temptation — The education of a conservative — Pig wrestling at Dartmouth — Fighting political correctness — Authentic vs. bogus multiculturalism — What's so great about great books — How Reagan outsmarted the liberals — Why government is the problem — When the rich get richer — How affirmative action hurts blacks — The feminist mistake — Who are the postmodernists? — Why professors are so left-wing — All the news that fits — A living constitution? — More guns, less crime — How to harpoon a liberal — Lies my teacher taught me — Was Lincoln a bad guy? — The self-esteem hoax — Who cares about the snail darter? — Against gay marriage — Family values since Oedipus — Speaking as a former fetus ... — The hypocrisy of anti-globalists — Are immigrants to blame? — Why liberals hate America — A republican realignment? — Why conservatives should be cheerful — A conservative reading list.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780786739097
Publisher:
Basic Books
Subject:
Literary Collections : Essays
Author:
D'Souza, Dinesh
Author:
Dinesh D'Souza
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Political Ideologies - Conservatism & Liberalism
Subject:
Letters
Subject:
Politicians -- United States.
Subject:
Conservatism -- United States.
Subject:
Politics-Conservatism
Subject:
Politics - General
Subject:
Politics-Political Science
Publication Date:
April 2009
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Pages:
240

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