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Dinesh D'Souza Won't Apologize

Conservative firebrand Dinesh D’Souza says he wants an America without apologies. He’s also facing jail time. We’ll hear him out.

Janitta Swain, Writer/Exec. Producer/Co-Director Dinesh D'Souza, John Koopman, Caroline Granger and Don Taylor seen at the World Premiere of 'America: Imagine The World Without Her' at Regal Cinemas LA Live on Monday, June 30, 2014, in Los Angeles, CA. (AP)

Janitta Swain, Writer/Exec. Producer/Co-Director Dinesh D’Souza, John Koopman, Caroline Granger and Don Taylor seen at the World Premiere of ‘America: Imagine The World Without Her’ at Regal Cinemas LA Live on Monday, June 30, 2014, in Los Angeles, CA. (AP)

Hot-button conservative Dinesh D’Souza is facing jail time this fall for campaign finance violations.  Prison would take him off of Fox News and right wing radio for a while.  But it won’t shut down D’Souza’s media presence in print and film.  Bestselling books.  The top grossing political documentary in history after Michael Moore’s “Farenheit 9/11.”  Or his message:  that America should stop apologizing for much of anything, from slavery right on down.  This hour On Point:  on his way to jail, Dinesh D’Souza on America and his audience out there.

– Tom Ashbrook

Guests

Dinesh D’Souza, bestselling author and documentary filmmaker. Author of the new book “America: Imagine A World Without Her,” which is also a new documentary film of the same name. Also author of “Obama’s America,” ‘The Roots of Obama’s Rage” and “Illiberal Education.” (@dineshdsouza)

David Corn, Washington bureau chief for Mother Jones magazine. Author of “Showdown: The Inside Story of How Barack Obama Fought Back Against Boehner, Cantor and the Tea Party.” (@DavidCornDC)

From Tom’s Reading List

The Atlantic: What Happened to Dinesh D’Souza? — “At times, ‘America lives up to D’Souza’s old intellectual standards. He meets in person with left-wing critics, including Ward Churchill, a former professor of ethnic studies at the University of Colorado Boulder. He argues persuasively that Alexis de Tocqueville is a more reliable guide than Howard Zinn to troubling episodes in early American history such as slavery and the treatment of Native Americans. D’Souza admits he improperly helped Senate candidate Wendy Long in 2012.”

National Review: D’Souza’s America The current bitter partisanship we now see is a result of America’s division into two groups, D’Souza says: one that is a product of the 1960s cultural revolution, and another that never quite embraced the values of the 1960s. He notes that economist Joseph Schumpeter warned that capitalism produces ‘creative destruction’ that topples traditional institutions and traditional mores. “

Salon: Dinesh D’Souza’s laughable embarrassment — “If you’re reading a review of Dinesh D’Souza’s “America: Imagine A World Without Her,” the film isn’t for you. ‘America’ isn’t a film to be considered; it is not even a persuasion piece. The argumentation, such as it is, is far too thin and weary to even properly earn the label of propaganda, and the entire project drips with a vaguely self-aware déjà vu. “

Read An Excerpt Of “America” By Dinesh D’Souza

Watch A Trailer For Dinesh D’Souza’s “America”

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