Conservative pundit D'Souza (Illiberal Education)
Oh Mr. "Party of Death" this should be fun.
roots the blame for the 9/11 attacks in the left wing's "aggressive global campaign to undermine the traditional patriarchal family"
So if everybody just lived like Leave it to Beaver Osama Bin Laden would be a construction executive in Saudi Arabia? Okay Dinesh.
in this mostly lucid but unconvincing argument.
If the definition for lucid has now become "not on LSD" I guess you could call it lucid.
Pointing to Hillary Clinton, Britney Spears and Noam Chomsky
he decries those who have teamed up with Hollywood and the U.N.
So when did Britney Spears become Secretary-General? I must have missed that. I don't think Noam Chomsky is winning any Oscars recently either.
to foist an irreligious, sexually licentious, antifamily liberal culture—epitomized by Eve Ensler's play The Vagina Monologues and gay marriage initiatives—on a Muslim world that rightly reviles it.
So if we just kept our women in their places and didn't write the Vagina Monologues we'd be safe. Alright. Why don't we veil them at the same time, I think both social conservatives and Muslims fundamentalists would be happy.
By deliberately attacking Islamic values, the left tacitly allies itself with al- Qaeda in its effort to defeat Bush's war on terror
That doesn't make sense. If anything that would make them more heinous to al-Qaeda and the like than Bush and conservative Christians. He goes from saying they cause this Muslim outlash to them being allies of it. WTF?
and thus discredit conservatism at home, he asserts.
Does that have anything to do with this?
But D'Souza's claim that Islamic extremists are inflamed solely by America's music videos and feminists—not its U.S. bases in Saudi Arabia, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict or American support for Muslim dictators—is too single-minded.
You could say that again. I doubt Chinese farmers in Hainan really like American culture and its "depravity" but I have yet to see them blow themselves up or hijack airplanes.
For example, he paints Abu Ghraib poster-girl Lynndie England as the personification of liberal sexual depravity, without acknowledging that the U.S. Army sent her to Iraq, not the left.
Makes sense. Plus I doubt Lynndie "I'm from West Virginia" England is really part of the vast "cultural left".
Charging that liberals aid terrorists while sympathizing with the terrorists' culturally conservative worldview, D'Souza's critique of American cultural excess trips over its own inconsistencies.
Ie a pleasant way of saying that this book makes no sense at all and that it's thesis is complete bunk.
I have to thank D'Souza for his provocative, insightful book.
Sounds like the same sh**t that has been said by conservative pundits and commentators since the beginning of the War on Terrorism and earlier during the Cold War. It's really nothing new nor insightful.
He is both the dangerous rebel underdog undermining the politically correct establishment by exposing secrets that no one wants to be known
He's such a dangerous rebel underdog who is taking on the masses of liberal propoganda, yet he has a steady job as a columnist at the National Review and has had several bestselling books along with major speaking deals. I would hardly say that Mr. D'Souza is really in dire straights from his "rebel" status.
and far too credentialled to be disputed by anyone else, as a Washington Post columnist and "a scholar at the Hoover Institute at Standford University."
Is credentialled even a word? I think not.
He's a syndicated columnist for the Washington Post not a columnist. He writes as the token conservative in the Opinion and Editorial section and like all token conservatives he needs to take his ideology to the extreme and dive right off the deep end.
As for the Hoover Institute basically anyone that they can verify to be even slightly right-of-centre and to either be a writer or an academic becomes part of the Hoover Institute. Much like academic circles on the left many on the right can harbour people who hold extreme ideas and call them part of their organization.