America: Imagine a World without Her [NOOK Book]

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Conceived in liberty...
...or in oppression?


Is America a source of pride, as Americans have long held, or shame, as Progressives allege? Beneath an innocent exterior, are our lives complicit in a national project of theft, expropriation, oppression, and murder, or is America still the hope of the world?

New York Times bestselling author ...
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Overview


Conceived in liberty...
...or in oppression?


Is America a source of pride, as Americans have long held, or shame, as Progressives allege? Beneath an innocent exterior, are our lives complicit in a national project of theft, expropriation, oppression, and murder, or is America still the hope of the world?

New York Times bestselling author Dinesh D'Souza says these questions are no mere academic exercise. It is the Progressive view that is taught in our schools, that is preached by Hollywood, and that shapes the policies of the Obama administration. If America is a force for inequality and injustice in the world, its power deserves to be diminished; if traditional America is based on oppression and theft, then traditional America must be reformed—and the federal government can do the reforming.

D'Souza, an Indian immigrant to this country, and proud American citizen, fears for America's future. He loves this country and fears that unless the Progressives' anti-American arguments are met forcibly and on their own terms, America will cease to be the beacon of freedom and hope that it always has been.

In America: Imagine a World without Her D'Souza offers a passionate and sharply reasoned defense of America, knocking down every important accusation made by Progressives against our country. In this book, you'll learn:
  • Why it is a pernicious myth that English colonists "stole" America from the Indians or that American settlers and soldiers "stole" the southwest from Mexico

  • Why the descendants of slaves—and the successive waves of immigrants to the United States—are better off here than in their old countries

  • How America, more than any other country, is based on rewarding the enterprise and hard-work of the common man

  • How traditional American virtues sustain prosperity and freedom, and Progressive arguments about "liberation" and "justice" undercut them

  • How Progressive demagoguery about "inequality" expands the power of government and its grasp on the taxpayer's wallet

  • Why we should fear the Progressive agenda of "reform" which is in fact an agenda of totalitarian control of the state over the individual

  • Why national decline is a choice--a choice that it is still not too late to reverse


Provocative in its analysis, stunning in its conclusions, Dinesh D'Souza's America will be the most talked about book of the year.
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"When the American founders got together 200 years ago, they wanted to make a new kind of country, and in fact a new kind of human being....Now what is distinctive about America?" In this book accompaniment to his upcoming film, conservative pundit and bestselling author Dinesh D'Souza (Obama's America; What's So Great About Christianity?) answers his self-posed question.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781621572282
  • Publisher: Regnery Publishing, Inc., An Eagle Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 6/2/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 739
  • File size: 510 KB

Meet the Author

Dinesh D'Souza is the former president of The King's College in New York City and author of the New York Times bestsellers Obama's America and The Roots of Obama's Rage. He is also a former White House domestic policy analyst and research scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. His other best-selling books include What's So Great About Christianity, What's So Great About America, and Life After Death.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2014

    America: Imagine a World Without Her

    Fabulous book, very well written, well reasoned by the author who uncovers the goodness of America and the evidence is solid and stands up powerfully to the far left lies regarding this great country. Americans, especially, should understand their country's great history and what our founders had to go through so we can live the way we do with the freedoms we now enjoy. It is a wakeup call to the great evil the progressives would have you believe for their present day sinister plot to destroy America. I went to the movie which is also spectacular. D'Souza did a masterful job with both book and movie. It is truly an eye opener so read the book or go to the movie or do both as it is well worth the money.

    223 out of 240 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2014

    This is an interesting read as it's written from the perspective

    This is an interesting read as it's written from the perspective of a legal immigrant who has chosen to assimilate into American culture.

    166 out of 183 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2014

    I listened to the audio version of the book, and then went to th

    I listened to the audio version of the book, and then went to the new movie based on it. Dinesh D’Souza has created a tribute and defense of our nation unique to his perspective as an immigrant, an intellectual, and a sincerely spiritual man. It is common knowledge that our citizens are sharply divided along political and cultural lines. Have you ever wondered why? Is there a group of people who benefit from this polarization and division? Do we have influential people in America who want to tear down America? Who embrace national suicide? Mr. D’Souza interviews many of these people, and you will be shocked by what they say! This book and movie is scary, funny, inspiring, and thought-provoking.

    155 out of 169 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2014

    Very thought provoking, even if you are hard core left it's wort

    Very thought provoking, even if you are hard core left it's worth at least learning the perspective.  I notice all the one star reviewers don't come up with actual reasoning for the review but only resort to name calling. 
    I doubt that most of them read the book as it looks like they posted primarily to sling mud. 

    134 out of 145 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2014

    This is really good! It makes you stop and think about things th

    This is really good! It makes you stop and think about things that we take for granted. Anyone who doesn't love this great country should go somewhere else to live! The world is definitely a better place because of God Blessing America!

    131 out of 146 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2014

    All of the negative review of this book have nothing but baseles

    All of the negative review of this book have nothing but baseless and political disagreements given by people who could never objectively read a book even if they were paid to. Read this book yourself and take from it what you must, but disagreeing with the premise does not automatically make this a bad book or the ideas involved bad. Are we not all told to be accepting of all points of view and lend anyone the audience to use their Right to Speak Freely? Do not get caught up in the misguided and emotional reviews of those who dislike the content in this book. Both the reader and professional reviews are nothing more than an attempt to shut you out of the ideas contained within the pages of this book. Be your own person and read it, then draw your conclusions from there.

    126 out of 138 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2014

    Must Read

    Wake up people, the country we know and love is eroding under our noses due to those we have elected. We have been deceived!

    122 out of 141 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2014

    Obviously, readers will find this book really good or really bad

    Obviously, readers will find this book really good or really bad. I suspect those findings, especially by the latter, are largely from the progressive, socialist left who only want to trash the author, have never opened the book.

    118 out of 134 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 8, 2014

    I had to read this after all the one star anti-endorsements...wh

    I had to read this after all the one star anti-endorsements...what are you all so fearful of? It gives a clear and concise argument. It is obvious they never read the book as there is no alarmist jargon, no extremist tendencies. You read it and make the judgement for yourself...is it a good argument, or is it not-you decide

    114 out of 126 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2014

    Provocative, interesting and well researched.  It will spark man

    Provocative, interesting and well researched.  It will spark many debates about America's past, present and future.

    100 out of 114 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2014

    How can these people writing reviews say that this is his opinio

    How can these people writing reviews say that this is his opinion and not fact? The very people that have been perpetrating the progressive movement are directly quoted.  They freely admit it.

    97 out of 112 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2014

    It should be required reading in every public school.

    It should be required reading in every public school.

    96 out of 114 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2014

    Hey you clowns that rated this book one star... maybe you should

    Hey you clowns that rated this book one star... maybe you should read the book... instead of trying to pull down the rating...why not be honest? You are the looser in the end...

    93 out of 105 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2014

    spot on

    spot on

    88 out of 109 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 9, 2014

    Thanks to the moronic decision by Costco to pull this book from

    Thanks to the moronic decision by Costco to pull this book from their shelves, I drove 20 minutes to the nearest Barnes & Noble to purchase a hard copy of this wonderful book. I have a Nook but I wanted to have this book for my kids to read and for me to pass it along (though I will probably buy a few for friends and family for Christmas).
    Dinesh D'Souza isn't a perfect man and it's clear he doesn't bat for Obama's team. But he is a man who lived a good deal of his life in a country without freedom and he makes no apologies for loving America...he chose to live here, after all. The book, like the movie, is a rebuttal to what we have learned about US History. Were the lands "stolen" from the Native Americans and did the Europeans purposefully bring disease to the New World in order to commit genocide? Did America "steal" the West from Mexico? Is America the only country that had slaves and is there another country or civilization in the history of the World that fought a war against its citizenry to end it? America isn't a perfect country, but it's a darn good one...and to have our leaders in government, the educators of our children and the media try and destroy our country from within is really scary. Dinesh D'Souza's "America" gives us the arsenal we need to defend this great country and if you have children, this book should be required reading at your house.

    86 out of 95 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2014

    I just saw the movie and I'm now reading the book. The book is c

    I just saw the movie and I'm now reading the book. The book is clearly presented and the color photos in the book are very helpful. D'Souza offers a refreshingly balanced look at the reasons behind the decline of our beautiful country and he is not afraid to debate people like domestic terrorist, Bill Ayers. D'Souza is gracious and fair in his pursuit of the truth regarding the causes of America's rise and its growing decline.My favorite movie of the 20th century is "It's a Wonderful Life" where George Bailey get's to find out what life would be like if he had never been born. In Dinesh D'Souza's book, we all get to imagine what life might be like had America never existed. A must-read!

    76 out of 86 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 8, 2014

    This book was very good. He, the author, is knowledgeable and e

    This book was very good. He, the author, is knowledgeable and explains things very clearly. Everyone should read this. Too many Americans do not even understand our history yet this legal immigrant can explain it so wonderfully. Our country, our forefathers were inspired to give us all freedom. We should not let our current government take this away and you'll see why once you read this book or see the movie. I am inspired and hope you are too.

    70 out of 81 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 8, 2014

    Absolutely thoughtprovoking---well written so even the out of to

    Absolutely thoughtprovoking---well written so even the out of touch can actually grasp what's going on.
    If you love your country, be open minded enough to read, watch, and listen!

    65 out of 76 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2014

    Excellent book

    It's clear to me, from the reviews, who has actually read the book.

    56 out of 69 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2014

    Great book. Chilling to think of a world without America so very

    Great book. Chilling to think of a world without America so very thought provoking.

    56 out of 68 people found this review helpful.

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