The Roots of Obama's Rage by Dinesh D'Souza

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The Roots of Obama’s Rage

We are today living out the script for America and the world that was dreamt up not by Obama but by Obama’s father. How do I know this? Because Obama says so himself. Reflect for a moment on the title of his book: it’s not Dreams of My Father but rather Dreams from My Father. In other words, Obama is not writing a book about his father’s dreams; he is writing a book about the dreams that he got from his father.

Think about what this means. The most powerful country in the world is being governed according to the dreams of a Luo tribesman of the 1950s—a polygamist who abandoned his wives, drank himself into stupors, and bounced around on two iron legs (after his real legs had to be amputated because of a car crash caused by his drunk driving). This philandering, inebriated African socialist, who raged against the world for denying him the realization of his anti-colonial ambitions, is now setting the nation’s agenda through the reincarnation of his dreams in his son. The son is the one who is making it happen, but the son is, as he candidly admits, only living out his father’s dream. The invisible father provides the inspiration, and the son dutifully gets the job done. America today is being governed by a ghost.

About Dinesh D'Souza

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Dinesh D'Souza was born on April 25, 1961 in Mumbai, Mahrashtra, India. He came to the U.S. in 1978 and attended Union High School in Patagonia, Arizonia. He then went on to Dartmouth College where he graduated Phi beta Kappa in English in 1983. While attending Dartmouth, he became the editor of a conservative monthly called The Prospect. The paper ignited controversy during Dinesh D'Souza's editorship by criticizing the College's affirmative action policies. He also became known as a writer for the Dartmounth Review which was subsidized by several right-wing organizations. After Dartmouth he moved to Washington, D.C. where he was an editor of Policy Review, an influential conservative journal. In 1988 he moved on to serve as an advisor in Ronald Regan's White House. He joined the American Enterprise Institute in 1989 where he was the institute's John M. Olin fellow. He has written several political commentaries such as Letters to a Young Conservative, Illiberal Education, and The End of Racism. He has also appeared on several news shows as a political commentator such as: CNN, Glen Beck, and ABC's Nightline.
Published October 3, 2011 by Regnery Publishing. 274 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction
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Brother’s Keeper He makes much of the impoverished living conditions of Obama’s Kenyan half-brother George Obama (“Is he not your keeper?” D’Souza asks), and uses Invading Hun map graphics to demonstrate how the Middle East could morph into the “United States of Islam.” Inevitably, “2016” fin...

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The New American

Based on his two books about Obama (The Roots of Obama’s Rage and Obama’s America), D’Souza's documentary concentrates on Obama’s autobiography, Dreams From My Father, and begins with the thesis that because it is not entitled Dreams of My Father it provides an essential clue into that thinking: ...

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