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The Resource What's so great about America, Dinesh D'Souza

What's so great about America, Dinesh D'Souza

Label
What's so great about America
Title
What's so great about America
Statement of responsibility
Dinesh D'Souza
Title variation
What is so great about America
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
America is under attack as never before. Not only from foreign terrorists, but also from within. Islamic terrorists declare America the "Great Satan." Many Europeans complain about America spreading its cultural wasteland. And perhaps worst of all, here in our own country, those on the political Left still blame America for every ill in the world. Left-wing multiculturalism -- dominant in our own schools and universities -- teaches students that Western and American culture is no better than, and probably worse than, Third World cultures. Does this imply the death of the West? Quite the opposite, says the author. In his new book he takes on all of America's critics and proves them wrong. The author claims that the flood of immigrants coming to America proves that our values, our system, our freedoms, and our culture are irresistible and superior. The problem, he asserts, is our own inability or refusal to celebrate what makes America great. He takes the alleged "sins of the West" and debunks the myths propagated by the Left: 1. Slavery? The West is unique not in having slavery but in abolishing it. 2. Colonialism? The author, an immigrant from India, gives two cheers for British colonialism, pointing out that the sons and daughters of colonists are the beneficiaries of Western law, culture, education, opportunity, and prosperity. 3. Decadence? Who is truly virtuous, he asks, a society that enforces Talibanic edicts or the West, where virtue is a free-will choice? Where else in the world has the value and potential of the individual been more fully realized than in America? In the aftermath of the September 11 attacks on our country, there is a clear understanding of the moral basis of Western civilization is needed now more than ever. This book offers a powerful defense for America and exposes the truth about who our enemies really are
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
973
Index
index present
Intended audience
Young Adult
Intended audience source
Follett Library Resources
Interest level
UG
LC call number
E169.1
LC item number
.D78 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Reading level
10.6
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
Label
What's so great about America, Dinesh D'Souza
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface : A funeral oration : Pericles' dilemma, and ours -- Chap. 1. Why they hate us : America and its enemies -- Chap. 2. Two cheers for colonialism : how the West prevailed -- Chap. 3. Becoming America : why the American idea is unique -- Chap. 4. Reparations fallacy : what African-Americans owe America -- Chap. 5. When virtue loses all her loveliness : freedom and its abuses -- America the beautiful : what we're fighting for -- Notes -- Acknowledgments -- Index
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 218 pages
Isbn
9780895261533
Lccn
2002000672
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
ocm48876487
Label
What's so great about America, Dinesh D'Souza
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface : A funeral oration : Pericles' dilemma, and ours -- Chap. 1. Why they hate us : America and its enemies -- Chap. 2. Two cheers for colonialism : how the West prevailed -- Chap. 3. Becoming America : why the American idea is unique -- Chap. 4. Reparations fallacy : what African-Americans owe America -- Chap. 5. When virtue loses all her loveliness : freedom and its abuses -- America the beautiful : what we're fighting for -- Notes -- Acknowledgments -- Index
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 218 pages
Isbn
9780895261533
Lccn
2002000672
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
ocm48876487

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