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Writer/Exec. Producer/Co-Director Dinesh D'Souza 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)

Writer/Exec. Producer/Co-Director Dinesh D’Souza 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)

Our conversation with best-selling conservative author and documentary filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza drew a lot of heat, even before we went to air. “I have a stack here…the thickest stack I’ve ever had coming into a show of people protesting the fact that we’re even talking to you,” host Tom Ashbrook told D’Souza near the beginning of the hour. “What is it about your message that is provocative to so many?”

D’Souza and Ashbrook have the first of becomes a series of lively exchanges, discussing here what makes America great and the roots of so-called “American shame.”

“I’m not surprised when people feel uncomfortable, I’m not surprised when Leftists start screaming,” D’Souza said. “It’s because their ideology is at stake. They’ve spent a lot of time manufacturing this narrative, and I’m challenging it.”

Is that why D’Souza drew so much anger — and praise — when he appeared on our program? Is D’Souza hitting on something key here? Or is he off base? Take a listen, take a moment and share your thoughts in the comments below, or on Facebook, Tumblr and @OnPointRadio.

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