Dinesh D'Souza
Dinesh D'Souza
Dinesh D'Souza is an author and public speaker and a former Robert and Karen Rishwain Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. He is currently the President of The King's College in New York City. D'Souza is a noted Christian apologist and conservative writer and speaker. He is the author of numerous New York Times best-selling books. He was born and raised Catholic, but is now an Evangelical Christian.
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Donald Trump's Supreme Court Pick Came Of Age In A Very Different Republican Party
Huffington Post - 9 days
NEW YORK ― Arguments for boycotting the Soviet Union and funding the Star Wars missile defense program, screeds against the Sandinista constitution ― these are among the late ‘80s conservative talking points featured in The Federalist Paper, the campus publication that Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch co-founded and edited as a Columbia University undergraduate. Gorsuch’s paper now seems like a relic of a Republican Party that no longer exists ― the party of politicians like Ronald Reagan and commentators like George Will and William F. Buckley Jr. The telecom ads featuring Charlton Heston extolling the wonders of satellites don’t help that time-warp impression. Listen to the paper’s former writers talk, and it’s easy to imagine that in another universe, Gorsuch would have been a Never Trumper. Instead, the president poised to kill off the Republican Party that Gorsuch grew up in has chosen him for the Supreme Court. The Federalist Paper, which Gorsuch co-founded in 1986 ...
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Are Democrats Really More Racist Than Republicans?
Huffington Post - 4 months
Throughout this election, Republicans like Donald Trump and professor/filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza have attempted to link Hillary Clinton to the longtime past sins of the Democratic Party. Is it a valid criticism? And how do Republicans really feel about these old Democrats? D'Souza created a film titled "Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party," which links Hillary Clinton to every negative element of the Democratic Party, even those back in the 1800s, including the Trail of Tears under Andrew Jackson, slavery under several Democratic administrations, and Reconstruction under Democratic rule. Donald Trump continued the refrain from the movie, linking Hillary Clinton to the Democrats of the 1800s, and himself to the Republicans of the 1800s, according to Steve Benen of MSNBC. "The Republican Party is the party of Abraham Lincoln. Not bad," said Trump, outside of Seattle, Washington. "Not bad. It's also the party of freedom, equality and opportunity. It is ...
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Exclusive behind-the-scenes clip from 'Hillary's America'
Fox News - 5 months
Clip from Dinesh D'Souza's film
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Classic Comedy 'The Jerk' To Be Remade As 'The Asshole,' Starring Donald Trump
Huffington Post - 6 months
More fake news found daily at The Political Garbage Chute. HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA -- Reports out of Tinseltown are that a new remake of a classic comedy film has just been green lighted. "The Jerk", starring Steve Martin, has long been regarded as one of the best comedic films of all time, starring one of the most talented comedians of all time. Wanting to "capitalize on the buzz" surrounding Republican presidential nominee and alleged billionaire Donald J. Trump, Universal Pictures has decided to go forward with a plan to update the film and center it around Trump, giving it a new title, "The Asshole." "This is Hollywood," one source very close to the deal told us, "so we'd much rather recycle something than come up with an entirely new idea. But we also really wanted to capitalize on the buzz Trump's got going for him." Our source told us that everyone at the studio knew they'd have to package a Trump film in a way that felt familiar to moviegoers. Trump has buzz, but they ...
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Box Office: 'Star Trek Beyond' Targets $56M-Plus Bow; 'Ice Age 5' Frozen Out by 'Pets'
Yahoo News - 7 months
The latest 'Star Trek' is pacing behind the two previous installments; elsewhere, horror film 'Lights Out' scares up plenty of business, while conservative filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza's Hillary Clinton doc expands nationwide.
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In polemical 'Hillary's America,' D'Souza rakes Clinton over long-cooled coals
LATimes - 7 months
Considering it’s from the same individual responsible for “2016: Obama’s America,” it should come as no surprise that Dinesh D’Souza’s “Hillary’s America” is another shrewdly timed, heavy-handed agenda in the guise of a truth-seeking, nonfiction film. But just like the avidly right-wing filmmaker’s...
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Does Facebook Make You Narrow-Minded?
Huffington Post - 9 months
That's the thrust of Frank Bruni's thoughtful column in the New York Times where he references social psychologists to assert that we're turning into "culturally and ideologically inflexible tribes." By bookmarking given blogs and personalizing social-media feeds, we customize the news we consume and the political beliefs we're exposed to as never before. And this colors our days, or rather bleeds them of color, reducing them to a single hue. We construct precisely contoured echo chambers of affirmation that turn conviction into zeal, passion into fury, disagreements with the other side into the demonization of it. Yes, we've all seen that kind of Facebook free-for-all, most recently between the Sanders and Clinton camps--though it can be about anything and happen within minutes. But before Facebook was so popular, how many people who use it ever bothered to read editorials expressing political opinions opposite of their own? How many Fox News watchers, for instance, spe ...
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Dinesh D'Souza: What politics has in common with organized crime
Fox News - about 1 year
Consider two scams, the first one perpetrated by violent criminal gangs, and the second one by the Obama administration.
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What Makes the New Atheists So Charitable?
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Co-authored by Tee Barnett, Programs and Educational Officer at Charity Science Before getting to know your local atheist, it's very much worth rehashing the ABCs of non-belief that run the risk of remaining little known, especially now that the skeptic community has become more interested and active in charitable causes. Public intellectuals frequenting bestseller lists on our behalf are swift to go on the offensive, but there's something to be said for shoring up the defense as well. A real uneasiness toward atheists and their intentions seems to flow from a very common and endlessly parroted assumption--that without belief in god, anything would be allowed. Divine reprimand and reward are ultimately credited with keeping us on the straight and narrow, and often said to have provided the moral foundation for our society. A charitable movement populated with skeptics and atheists would seem counterintuitive or even completely bananas then, but nonetheless, a number of causes und ...
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Can Indie Filmmakers Save Religious Cinema?
Yahoo News - almost 2 years
As “faith-based” films flooded into theaters last year, writers fell over themselves to declare 2014 the “year of the Bible movie.” It seemed as if the market—meaning Christian audiences to many—had finally come into its own, a decade after the runaway box-office success of The Passion of the Christ. Certainly, movies that reinforce beliefs their target audience already hold can make a lot of money, from political documentaries directed by Michael Moore or Dinesh D’Souza to films titled with declarations of religious certainty. Heaven Is for Real, starring Greg Kinnear, cost $12 million and made $101.3 million. Left Behind, a remake of the bestselling apocalyptic novels, starred Nicolas Cage and had a $16 million budget but opened to dismal reviews and grossed only $14 million domestically.
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Dinesh D'Souza's Racism And The Shame Of Immigrant Self-Hatred
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
I have two shameful family secrets. The first is that when I was growing up, almost all gatherings of my extended clan would include buckets and buckets of Kentucky Fried Chicken, a staple of our diet. The second and more serious source of self-mortification is that some of my kin—almost all of whom hail from rural India—sometimes vent anti-black racism.
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Exclusive: Dinesh D'Souza is 'undeterred' by backlash
Fox News - about 3 years
Filmmaker speaks out about controversy
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Today’s FOX NEWS FIRST — He’s got a pen, but it ain’t so mighty | GOP trio builds consensus for ObamaCare alternative | Pardon me, Hillary, but do you have any Grey Pupon? | Christie’s bridge battle: Heading to a state near you | In DC, we’d pay them
Fox News - about 3 years
Want the must-read political news sent straight to your inbox each morning? CLICK HERE to sign up for FOX NEWS FIRST! FOX News First: Jan. 28 By Chris Stirewalt Buzz Cut: ·        He’s got a pen, but it ain’t so mighty ·        Senate trio builds consensus for ObamaCare alternative ·        Pardon me, Hillary, but do you have any Grey Pupon? ·        Christie’s bridge battle: Heading to a state near you ·        In Washington, we’d pay them not to talk HE’S GOT A PEN, BUT IT AIN’T SO MIGHTY Have you heard? President Obama is raising the minimum wage this morning by executive order. He’s got a pen! It’s a year of action! He won’t wait for Congress! Well, kinda… In an effort to show executive relevancy and tout his remaining clout ahead of what promises to be a highly partisan State of the Union address, Obama will sign an order this morning directing federal agencies to give contracts only to those firms that pay workers a minimum of $10.10 per hour instead of the $7.25 min ...
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PART OF A PATTERN? Feds accusedof singling out conservatives
Fox News - about 3 years
FOLLOWING THE ARREST OF FILMMAKER DINESH D'SOUZA, shown above, who made an anti-President Obama film, federal agencies and prosecutors once again are facing accusations of going tougher on conservatives than their liberal counterparts. Conservative activist claims Gov. Cuomo targeting his group
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PIO pleads not guilty to campaign finance fraud
The Times of India - about 3 years
Indian-American author Dinesh D’Souza, who had made a documentary critical of President Barack Obama, has pleaded not guilty in a US court to charges of violating federal campaign finance laws.     
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Dinesh D'Souza says not guilty of U.S. election law violations
Reuters.com - about 3 years
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Conservative commentator Dinesh D'Souza pleaded not guilty on Friday to federal charges that he used straw donors to exceed campaign contributions to a U.S. Senate candidate in 2012.
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Dinesh D'Souza
  • 2016
    Age 54
    On July 25, 2016, D'Souza released the movie Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party.
    More Details Hide Details The film criticizes the Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton, who was the then presumptive Democratic nominee for President of the United States.
    D'Souza married Deborah Fancher, a conservative political activist and mother of two, on March 19, 2016.
    More Details Hide Details The wedding was held near San Diego, CA with Pastor Rafael Cruz, father of Texas senator Ted Cruz, officiating. Fancher, 50, immigrated from Venezuela at age 10. Books authored by D'Souza include:
    D'Souza later wrote and co-directed the documentary polemical film 2016: Obama's America.
    More Details Hide Details Through interviews and reenactments, the film compares the similarities in the lives of D'Souza and President Barack Obama. D'Souza suggested that early influences on Obama were affecting the decisions he made as president. The film's tagline is "Love him or hate him, you don't know him." The film has been criticized on the grounds that what D'Souza claims to be an investigation of Obama includes considerable projection and speculation and selective borrowing from Obama's autobiography to prove his own psychobiography. The Obama administration described the film as "an insidious attempt to dishonestly smear the president". After a limited release on July 13, 2012, the release was expanded to over 1,000 theaters in late August 2012 and reached more than 2,000 theaters before the end of September 2012. As of October 19, 2012, the film had grossed more than $33.4 million, making it the 4th highest-grossing documentary of all time and the 2nd highest-grossing political documentary of all time in the United States.
  • 2014
    Age 52
    During sentencing, D'Souza submitted a letter to the court arguing that prosecutors purposefully neglected to present an honest comparison of past sentences for the same offense and in September 2014, the court sentenced D'Souza to five years probation, eight months in a halfway house (referred to as a "community confinement center") and a $30,000 fine, rejecting the prosecutor's recommendations of prison time.
    More Details Hide Details He is also required to perform a day (eight hours) of community service each week during his probation and must undergo therapy on a weekly basis. D'Souza's claim of selective prosecution has received support from some conservative media and commentators. Liberal Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz, said in an interview, “The idea of charging him with a felony for this doesn’t sound like a proper exercise of prosecutorial discretion. I can’t help but think that D'Souza's politics have something to do with it. It smacks of selective prosecution.” He went on to say such alleged campaign violations are common in politics. D'Souza's guilty plea upon which he was convicted was cited as enough evidence of the appropriateness of conviction. Judge Berman also made explicit reference in his sentencing remarks to claims of persecution that D'Souza made publicly outside of court proceedings. The New York Times reported that "While the judge said that Mr. D’Souza had an “absolute right” to express his opinions, he described his claims of political persecution as “nonsense,” and scolded the defendant, saying that he continued to “deflect and minimize” the seriousness of his crime".
    In May 2014, D'Souza pleaded guilty to one felony count of making illegal contributions in the names of others.
    More Details Hide Details D'Souza told Judge Berman, "I knew that causing a campaign contribution to be made in the name of another was wrong and something the law forbids. I deeply regret my conduct."
    In January 2014, D'Souza was indicted by federal prosecutors for campaign finance law violations.
    More Details Hide Details He was arraigned in a Manhattan federal court on January 24. The two charges were for making $20,000 in illegal campaign contributions to the New York Senate campaign of Wendy Long and causing false statements to be made to the Federal Election Commission.
  • 2013
    Age 51
    In March 2013, D'Souza announced work on a film titled America: Imagine the World Without Her for release in 2014.
    More Details Hide Details America was marketed to political conservatives and through Christian marketing firms. In America, D'Souza seeks to portray United States history in a more positive light in contrast to perceived liberal critiques of its history, including the theft of Native American and Mexican lands, black slavery, contemporary foreign policy, and its capitalist system. The Washington Times states that D'Souza is saying that Americans no longer have past heroes like Washington, Lincoln, and Reagan, but "we do have us” in “our struggle for the restoration of America.” Lions Gate Entertainment released America in three theaters on June 27, 2014 and expanded its distribution on the weekend of the U.S. holiday Independence Day on July 4, 2014. CinemaScore reported that the opening-weekend audiences gave the film an "A+" grade. The film grossed $14.4 million, which made it the highest-grossing documentary in the United States in 2014.
  • 2012
    Age 50
    After D'Souza's engagement became public, the trustees of the King's College announced after meeting on October 17, 2012, that D'Souza had resigned his position as president of the university in order "to attend to his personal and family needs".
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    D'Souza's attorney argued that D'Souza "did not act with any corrupt or criminal intent whatsoever" and described the incident as "at most an act of misguided friendship". His co-producers alleged that the indictment was politically motivated retribution for the success of his 2012 movie 2016: Obama's America.
    More Details Hide Details In May, United States District Judge Richard M. Berman rejected that contention, stating, "The court concludes the defendant has respectfully submitted no evidence he was selectively prosecuted."
    On October 18, 2012, after claims became public that he had stayed in a hotel with a new girlfriend though not yet divorced from his wife, D'Souza resigned his post at The King's College.
    More Details Hide Details D'Souza is a neoconservative, and defines conservatism in the American sense as "conserving the principles of the American Revolution". In Letters to a Young Conservative, written as an introduction to conservative ideas for youth, D'Souza argues that it is a blend of classical liberalism and ancient virtue, in particular, "the belief that there are moral standards in the universe and that living up to them is the best way to have a full and happy life". He also argues against what he calls the modern liberal belief that "human nature is intrinsically good", and thus that "the great conflicts in the world arise out of terrible misunderstandings that can be corrected through ongoing conversation and through the mediation of the United Nations". D'Souza challenges beliefs and projects such as affirmative action and social welfare. In the book Illiberal Education, D'Souza argued that intolerance of conservative views is common at many universities. He has attributed many modern social problems to what he calls the "cultural left". In his 2007 book, The Enemy at Home: The Cultural Left and Its Responsibility for 9/11 he wrote that:
  • 2010
    Age 48
    D'Souza appeared on the Glenn Beck Program in September 2010 to discuss some of his theories.
    More Details Hide Details Several commentators strongly disputed the assertions about Obama, made in the book and article, including Media Matters for America, which pointed out the errors in an article entitled The Roots of Obama's Rage rooted in lies. Ryan Chittum, in an article in the Columbia Journalism Review, described the Forbes article as "a fact-twisting, error-laden piece of paranoia … the worst kind of smear journalism — a singularly disgusting work". Some conservative publications also criticized D'Souza's theory. In "Obama, Anticolonial Hegemonist?", Daniel Larison of The American Conservative states, "Dinesh D'Souza has authored what may possibly be the most ridiculous piece of Obama analysis yet written... All in all, D'Souza's article reads like a bad conspiracy theory." Larison also criticizes D'Souza's suggestion that Obama is anti-business, noting his lack of evidence. Andrew Ferguson of The Weekly Standard wrote, "D'Souza always sees absence of evidence as evidence of something or other... There is, indeed, a name for the beliefs that motivate President Obama, but it's not anticolonialism; it's not even socialism. It's liberalism!" The magazine published D'Souza's letter, in which he expressed surprise "at the petty, vindictive tone of Andrew Ferguson's review".
    The book presents his interpretation of President Barack Obama's past and how it formed his beliefs; it was on The New York Times Best Seller list for four weeks in October/November 2010.
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    D'Souza's book, The Roots of Obama's Rage, of which the Forbes article was a condensed version, was published in September 2010 by Regnery Publishing.
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    At the conclusion of a September 2010 opinion article in Forbes about President Barack Obama, titled "How Obama Thinks", D'Souza wrote:
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    In August 2010, D'Souza was named president of The King's College, a Christian liberal arts college then housed in the Empire State Building in Manhattan.
    More Details Hide Details The college relocated to a larger space in Fall 2012, next door to the New York Stock Exchange in Lower Manhattan's financial district.
    From 2010 to 2012, he served as president of The King's College, a Christian school in New York City.
    More Details Hide Details Born in Mumbai, D'Souza came to the United States as an exchange student, graduating from Dartmouth College. He became a naturalized citizen in 1991. He is the author of several New York Times best-selling books, including on Christian apologetics, such as What's So Great About Christianity and Life After Death: The Evidence. D'Souza has also been a critic of New Atheism. In 2012, D'Souza released 2016: Obama's America, a documentary film based on his 2010 book The Roots of Obama's Rage. Both posit that Barack Obama's attitude toward America derives from his father's anti-colonialism and from a psychological desire to fulfill his father's dream of diminishing the power of Western imperial states. The film was the highest-grossing conservative documentary film produced in the United States. In January 2014, D'Souza was indicted on charges of making illegal political contributions to a 2012 United States Senate campaign, a felony under U.S. law. On May 20, 2014, D'Souza pleaded guilty in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York to one charge of using a "straw donor" to make an illegal political campaign donation. On September 23, D'Souza was sentenced to eight months in a halfway house near his home in San Diego, five years probation, and a $30,000 fine.
  • 2007
    Age 45
    In early 2007, D'Souza published The Enemy at Home: The Cultural Left and its Responsibility for 9/11, in which he argues that the American cultural left was in large part responsible for the Muslim anger that led to the September 11 attacks.
    More Details Hide Details He argues that Muslims do not hate America because of its freedom and democracy, but because they perceive America to be imposing its moral depravity (support for sexual licentiousness) on the world. D'Souza's conclusion is that, "the W. Bush administration and the conservatives must stop promoting American popular culture because it is producing a blowback of Muslim rage. With a few exceptions, the right should not bother to defend American movies, music, and television. From the point of view of traditional values, they are indefensible. Moreover, why should the right stand up for the left's debased values? Why should our people defend their America? Rather, American conservatives should join the Muslims and others in condemning the global moral degeneracy that is produced by liberal values." The book was criticized in major American newspapers and magazines and described as, among other things, "the worst nonfiction book about terrorism published by a major house since 9/11" and "a national disgrace". D'Souza's book caused a controversy in the conservative movement. His conservative critics widely mocked his thesis that the cultural left was responsible for 9/11. In response, D'Souza posted a 6,500-word essay on National Review Online, and NRO subsequently published a litany of responses from conservative authors who accused D'Souza of character assassination, elitism and pseudo-intellectualism.
    During an interview on The Colbert Report on January 16, 2007, while promoting his book, The Enemy At Home: The Cultural Left and Its Responsibility for 9/11, D'Souza maintained that liberals had some responsibility for the September 11 attacks.
    More Details Hide Details He says liberals' "penchant for interference" had a decided effect in convincing the Carter administration to withdraw support from the Shah, which brought on Muslim fundamentalists control of the Iranian government. He also said that the distorted representation of American culture on television is one source of resentment of the United States by Muslims worldwide. D'Souza believes that traditional Muslims are not too different from traditional Jews and Christians in America. Towards the end of the interview, he admitted that he and Islamic militants share some of the same negative beliefs about liberal Americans.
    D'Souza has also commented on Islam. He stated in 2007, "I've been studying radical Islamic thought – specifically, the thinkers who have influenced contemporary radical Muslims.
    More Details Hide Details When you read their work, you find that there are no denunciations of modernity, no condemnations of science, no condemnations of freedom. In fact, their whole argument seems to be that the United States – through our support of secular dictators in the region – is denying Muslims freedom and control over their own destiny." He has debated Serge Trifkovic and Robert Spencer, who both deem Islam "inherently aggressive, racist, violent, and intolerant". He has labelled Spencer an "Islamophobe" and "an effective polemicist" in his writings on Islam. In the second chapter of What's So Great About America, D'Souza defends colonialism, arguing that the problem with Africa is not that it was colonized, but rather that it was not colonized long enough. He supports the European colonization of India and other countries, claiming that Christian colonization was a good thing for India because it was a way for Indians to escape the caste system, superstitions and poverty.
    He elaborated his views in his 2007 book, What's so Great about Christianity.
    More Details Hide Details In 2009, he published Life After Death: The Evidence, which attempts to use scientific and philosophical arguments to support the concept of the afterlife. He also relies on theoretical physics to support the concept of God and the anthropic principle and to refute atheist arguments. In 2012, D'Souza published Godforsaken, which addresses questions of how a benevolent God could allow evil and suffering in the world. D'Souza says "living creatures are the products of intelligent design," but he is not a proponent of the intelligent design movement, as he does not consider it to be a satisfactory alternative to the theory of evolution by natural selection. He argues that belief in the afterlife and in a Supreme Being are reasonable conclusions given the evidence available, and that atheists have misrepresented the case for Christianity on many fronts. In a Catholic Education Resource Center article, he shared his belief on the separation of church and state: "Groups like the ACLU, with the acquiescence if not collusion of the courts, are actively promoting a jurisprudence of anti-religious discrimination. In a way the Supreme Court has distorted the Constitution to make religious believers of all faiths into second-class citizens." D'Souza argues that current jurisprudence unfairly promotes secularism. More clearly, D'Souza states, "Today courts wrongly interpret separation of church and state to mean that religion has no place in the public arena, or that morality derived from religion should not be permitted to shape our laws.
  • 2003
    Age 41
    In a 2003 interview, he said same-sex marriage did not work:
    More Details Hide Details D'Souza attended the evangelical church Calvary Chapel from 2000 at least until 2010. D'Souza says that his Catholic background is important to him, but he is also comfortable with Protestant Reformation theology; he identifies as a nondenominational Christian. He often writes and discusses Christian apologetics and has debated against prominent atheists and critics of Christianity, including Dan Barker, Christopher Hitchens, Peter Singer, Daniel Dennett, Michael Shermer, David Silverman, and Bart D. Ehrman on religious and moral issues. In a Christian Science Monitor article, he wrote, "the moral teachings of Jesus provide no support for – indeed they stand as a stern rebuke to – the historical injustices perpetrated in the name of Christianity." D'Souza often speaks out against atheism, nonbelief, and secularism.
    In a review of D'Souza's 2003 book, What's So Great About America, economist Thomas Sowell wrote that D'Souza's book exposed the fallacies and hypocrisies of various criticisms of the United States by the Islamic world, "domestic multiculturalist cults", those who seek reparations for slavery, and the worldwide intelligentsia.
    More Details Hide Details Sowell states that D'Souza truly understands the blessings that constitute the greatness of America. Sowell also notes that D'Souza takes this a step further and challenges the notion that all world cultures are equal: D'Souza has also criticized aspects of feminism:
  • 2001
    Age 39
    D'Souza has appeared on numerous national television networks and programs. Six days after the September 11, 2001 attacks, D'Souza appeared on Politically Incorrect hosted by Bill Maher.
    More Details Hide Details He disputed the assertion that terrorists were cowards by saying, "Look at what they did. You have a whole bunch of guys who were willing to give their life; none of them backed out. All of them slammed themselves into pieces of concrete. These are warriors." Maher agreed with D'Souza's comments and said, "We have been the cowards. Lobbing cruise missiles from two thousand miles away". Maher's comments ultimately led to advertisers ending their support and his show being cancelled.
  • 1992
    Age 30
    In 1992, D'Souza married Dixie Brubaker, whom he first met when he worked in Washington, D.C. They have one daughter, born in 1995.
    More Details Hide Details In his book Life After Death: The Evidence, D'Souza stated that Dixie had a near-death experience at the age of 19. The couple lived together in California until D'Souza moved to New York as president of King's College. He maintained a residence near San Diego, where his wife and daughter remained. In an October 16, 2012, article in World Magazine, author Warren Cole Smith reported on D'Souza's activities after a September 28 talk that year in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Smith said that D'Souza, who was married at the time, checked into a hotel with another woman and left with her the following day. In his rebuttal, D'Souza said that he and his wife had separated. He confirmed that he had been engaged to Denise Odie Joseph – herself married to Louis Joseph. After an investigation by officials at King's College, D'Souza stated that he had suspended his engagement to Joseph. Smith noted that D'Souza filed for divorce on the date of Smith's inquiry. D'Souza subsequently divorced Dixie Brubaker.
  • 1991
    Age 29
    In 1991, he became a naturalized U.S. citizen.
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  • 1987
    Age 25
    He served as a policy adviser to President Ronald Reagan between 1987 and 1988.
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  • 1985
    Age 23
    In his September 1985 article "The Bishops as Pawns", D'Souza theorized that Catholic bishops in the United States were being manipulated by American liberals in agreeing to oppose the U.S. military buildup and use of power abroad when, D'Souza believed, they knew very little about these subjects to which they were lending their religious credibility:
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    After his time in Dartmouth, D'Souza moved to Washington, D.C., where he served from 1985 to 1987 as an editor of Policy Review, a journal then published by The Heritage Foundation (and since acquired by the Hoover Institution).
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  • 1983
    Age 21
    He attended Dartmouth College, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English in 1983 and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa Society.
    More Details Hide Details At Dartmouth, D'Souza became the editor of a monthly called The Prospect. The paper and its writers ignited much controversy during D'Souza's editorship by, among other things, criticizing the College's affirmative action policies. He was also a writer for The Dartmouth Review, an independent student publication subsidized by alumni and organizations not affiliated with Dartmouth College.
  • 1978
    Age 16
    He went to the United States as an exchange student in 1978 through a Rotary International program.
    More Details Hide Details He attended Patagonia Union High School in Patagonia, Arizona.
  • 1976
    Age 14
    He graduated in 1976 and completed his 11th and 12th years at Sydenham College, also in Bombay.
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  • 1961
    D'Souza was born in Mumbai in 1961.
    More Details Hide Details His parents were Roman Catholics from Goa in Western India: his father, an executive of Johnson & Johnson; his mother, a housewife. D'Souza attended the Jesuit St. Stanislaus High School in what then was Bombay.
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