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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (609 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dinesh D’Souza Narrator: Dinesh D'Souza Publisher: Phoenix Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2002 ISBN:
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America is under attack as never before - not only from terrorists, but from people who provide a rationale for terrorism. Best-selling author Dinesh D'Souza takes on all of America's critics and proves them wrong - as perhaps only a writer with an immigrant's understanding of this country can.

D'Souza presents his case for intelligent patriotism based on an understanding of what really makes America unique in the world. Among other issues, he confronts the hallmarks of criticism of the American way - our history of slavery, colonialism, and materialism. His thought-provoking essay is simply presented. He defends not an idealized America, but America as it really is, and measures America not against utopia, but against the rest of the world.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Don Weidinger | 2/20/2014

    " liberty free choice to obey law motivated by morality and choice of virtues which enhance happiness and joy, islam kind of sparta, jihad striving to deal with evil within self, poor blamed on others vs, islam complaints of materialism atheism poor morals, indians discover europe or, no return college students, cultures failed, last of many colonialism, poor and fat, romantically insane, selfish morality of Rouseau, moral self confidence, self directed vs controlled, coerced vs chosen veil, absence of freedom absence of virtue. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Peter Delorenzo | 2/13/2014

    " Great stuff. D'Souza reminds us that America is the place where "everything works" and "the poor people are fat." Also gives a good explanation of the Muslim view of America and the West. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jake | 2/11/2014

    " Complete fiction. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cory | 1/31/2014

    " A polemic from one of the smartest debaters I have ever met. His written argument is not as exciting as the live show (which you can catch on cable) and there is much to disagree and argue with, even though I think many underestimate D'Souza's power of insight. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 sologdin | 1/31/2014

    " Worthless waste of space. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bojan Tunguz | 1/29/2014

    " In the aftermath of 9/11 a lot of ink was spilt on trying to understand why America was attacked and how do America's enemies perceive this nation. Amidst all of the soul-searching a new theme had gradually emerged especially on the intellectual left: America was attacked because America is an awful country that has always been doing a lot of bad domestically and abroad. In words of one infamous preacher, America's chickens had come home to roost. And yet America to this day attracts more voluntary immigration than any other nation on Earth. One of those immigrants is Dinesh D'Souza, the author of this book. In that capacity he is one of the best people around to tell America what is so great about her, and to remind her many detractors that its greatest achievements are the true reasons why so many hate her. D'Souza is not an uncritical admirer of America, but someone who has truly lived an American dream and achieved a remarkable level of success in his professional life. Like many other immigrants from traditional cultures, he is also apprehensive about bringing up his kids in a country where there are no absolute and immutable social norms. But just like many others, he is also appreciative of living in a country that enables one to pursue one's dreams and not be restrained by the circumstances of one's birth. These are the enduring messages of the American way of life. So even though the book was written as a response to particular historical events and circumstances, it remains fresh and relevant for as long as the idea of American dream is fresh and relevant. And if history is any guide, this will remain true for many more years. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dustin | 1/28/2014

    " This is one my favorite books that I read last year. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wendi | 1/21/2014

    " Loved this book. Very patriotic and allowed my to understand other nations view on Americans. Wonderful book for anyone to read!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erma Compean | 1/14/2014

    " I love this book, puts a lot about life in perspective. I wrote a book review and got an A+ "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dan | 1/7/2014

    " If you are tired of all the incessant liberal whining these past couple of years, then read this book...it will make you love this great country even more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jim | 12/23/2013

    " This guy is interesting. I was concerned when reading his work that it might be too "conservative" but I actually liked his thoughts. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Renee | 11/28/2013

    " If I wanted to read a big rant about how much America sucks, there are plenty of other places for me to read that. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Garett | 11/27/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book but it has been a few years since I read it so it isn't fresh on my mind. It was very interesting to see the opportunity of America from someone coming from India. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Elizabeth | 11/22/2013

    " I had to read this book for class and I was not happy about it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 7/26/2013

    " Wow, does this give you a lot to think about. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bethany | 2/27/2013

    " Written in defense of the critics of America around 9/11; points out a lot of the things that make us great. Definitely worth picking up and reading, especially if/when you are in a disillusioned mood about good ol' Uncle Sam. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Barry Morris | 2/4/2013

    " I don't agree with his blanket generalizations. I do agree that there are certain inalienable rights for all humans - and that America does try to get it right. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Will | 2/1/2013

    " Well-written book. Some rarely-heard positive aspects of America, written by an Indian immigrant. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 1/11/2013

    " Brillant speaker and partial to most everything he writes because it resonates Christian view of the hows and why USA is the greatest country in the world until the ACLU, George Soros, and liberals attempt to destroy it from within. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shane | 12/14/2012

    " Dinesh D'Souza debunks popular myths about America, in an entertaining and informative manner. I highly recommend this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 1/14/2012

    " Interesting perspective. An enjoyable read that made me think. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diana | 1/7/2012

    " 3 1/2 stars. This naturalized citizen from India shares his perspective of what makes America great. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gina Herald | 11/23/2011

    " A truly objective story told by an immigrant who has built the American Dream. His American Dream anyway. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gina | 4/19/2011

    " A truly objective story told by an immigrant who has built the American Dream. His American Dream anyway. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jesse | 11/29/2010

    " Being an American is a state of mind, an adoption of an idea of just laws and individual freedoms. As such, we are all, as Americans, immigrants. This is one such immigrant's perspective. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anne | 11/26/2010

    " I need to listen to this again. About why America is great from an immigrant. Thoughtful and well reasoned and goes against the mainstream thought in the state run media and the state run education system. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 8/24/2010

    " Interesting perspective. An enjoyable read that made me think. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Richard | 8/17/2010

    " To be an American I believe is something so spectacular. This book gives everyone the building blocks of what made America what it is. Why western culture is so significant on the world map, and how we should view the world from such a significant lens. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maia | 8/14/2010

    " an amazing book!!! every american should read this. D'Souza is a great writer, an immigrant that has a unique perspective on this great country. I also saw him speak and so my book is signed. I love this book!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bethany | 4/29/2010

    " Written in defense of the critics of America around 9/11; points out a lot of the things that make us great. Definitely worth picking up and reading, especially if/when you are in a disillusioned mood about good ol' Uncle Sam. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sasha | 3/9/2010

    " I couldn't believe how many logical fallacies I read in this book. If I could give this book zero stars, I would. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margaret | 1/7/2010

    " Very good! I learned about how others look at this country and what it is that truly makes it great. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Barry | 11/28/2009

    " I don't agree with his blanket generalizations. I do agree that there are certain inalienable rights for all humans - and that America does try to get it right. "

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About the Author
Author Dinesh D’Souza

Dinesh D’Souza is the president of the King’s College in New York City and author of the New York Times bestseller The Roots of Obama’s Rage. He is also a former White House domestic policy analyst and research scholar at the American Enterprise Institution and the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. His other bestselling books include What’s So Great about Christianity, What’s So Great about America, and Life after Death.