Category Archives: Dinesh D’Souza

November 3, 2008, 2:11 pm

And The Jury Is In: Professors Have Little Effect On Students

Just a day before the election, another piece of scaffolding invented out of whole cloth by conservative liars — I mean, intellectual activists — crashes to the ground: the notion that liberal college professors are indoctrinating their students. So sayeth the New York Times. According to an article in today’s paper about a book just published by the Brookings Institution:

The notion that students are induced to move leftward “is a fantasy,” said Jeremy D. Mayer, another of the book’s authors. When it comes to shaping a young person’s political views, “it is really hard to change the mind of anyone over 15,” said Mr. Mayer, who did extensive research on faculty and students.

“Parents and family are the most important influence,” followed by the news media and peers, he said. “Professors are among the least influential.”

A study of nearly 7,000 students at 38…

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August 31, 2008, 1:19 pm

You Don’t Need A Weatherman: Conservatives Respond to Sarah Palin

Do you know that Radicals read conservative publications? Well, they do — if they want to keep up, that is. I am even signed up for alerts from Human Events which, along with the National Review, I read regularly (this is the only thing, as far as I can tell, that I have in common with Dinesh D’Souza, unless he is secretly gay. Then there would be two things. Or maybe still one, since it is not a secret that I am gay.)

But D’Souza reminds me of an important point. The Republican Party, which has done its best to dismantle affirmative action and revile Democrats for trying to establish “quotas,” may have trouble with the Palin candidacy because they, and their stalking horses in the conservative intelligentsia, have gone to a great deal of trouble to convince their base that promoting the interests of women over men is ethically wrong. And there is at least the appearance that this…

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February 6, 2007, 4:32 pm

Something I Learned Today From Dinesh D’Souza

This is the central idea of D’Souza’s new screed, “The Enemy at Home”: that I and others like me — leftists and homosexuals (and Hillary Clinton, who is not like me *at all*) – are responsible for 9/11 and the ignominious, pathetic, tragic, mind-numbing failure of George W. Bush’s valiant effort to find Osama bin Laden, eliminate Al-Quaeda, and turn Iraq and the entire Middle East into a democracy.