Obama's America: Unmaking the American Dream

Obama's America: Unmaking the American Dream

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by Dinesh D'Souza
     
 

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In this #1 New York Times bestselling book, Dinesh D’Souza, the creator of the second highest-grossing political documentary ever, 2016: Obama’s America, lays out Obama’s plans through the end of his second administration and warns us how he will harm the country.

America as we know it—wealthy, powerful,

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In this #1 New York Times bestselling book, Dinesh D’Souza, the creator of the second highest-grossing political documentary ever, 2016: Obama’s America, lays out Obama’s plans through the end of his second administration and warns us how he will harm the country.

America as we know it—wealthy, powerful, assertive—is not what Obama wants. He wants a smaller America, a poorer America, an America unable to exert its will, an America happy to be one power among many, an America in decline so that other nations might rise—all in the name of global fairness. To Obama, the hated “1 percent” isn’t just wealthy Americas; it is America itself. In Obama’s view, America needs to be taken down a notch.

That is the startling conclusion of bestselling author Dinesh D’Souza in Obama’s America. Building on his previous New York Times bestseller The Roots of Obama’s Rage—which Newt Gingrich called “stunning…the most profound insight I have read in the last six years”—D’Souza shows how Obama’s goal to downsize America is in plain sight but ignored by everyone.

D’Souza lays out what Obama plans to do in a second administration—a makeover of America so drastic that the “shining city on a hill” will become a shantytown in a rather dangerous global village. Arresting in its presentation and sobering in its conclusions, Obama’s America is essential reading for those who want to change America’s course before it’s too late.

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Conservative writer D'Souza (Godforsaken, 2012, etc.) further explores why he considers President Barack Obama "[t]he most dangerous man in America." The president of King's College in New York City and a former policy advisor to President Reagan, D'Souza co-wrote and -directed the financially successful 2012 documentary 2016: Obama's America, which painted Obama as being driven by an anti-American and anti-colonialist ideology. In this book, which expands on the author's The Roots of Obama's Rage (2010), D'Souza continues this line of attack, claiming that this ideology has made Obama "the architect of American decline" who "wants America to be downsized." The younger Obama, asserts the author, absorbed this virulent anti-colonialist worldview from his (largely absent) Kenyan father, as well as his Indonesian stepfather, both of whom D'Souza describes as "Third World, anti-American guy[s]." (He also portrays Obama's American mother as prone to "sexual adventuring.") The author plays up the influence of such familiar Chicago figures as the Reverend Jeremiah Wright and former Weatherman Bill Ayers, whom D'Souza terms "Obama's terrorist pal." All of these influences, writes the author, have shaped Obama's policies profoundly, particularly in energy and foreign affairs. Unfortunately, the author does not provide any solid evidence for his arguments, instead trafficking largely in guilt-by-association and apocalyptic predictions of "America's decline and fall." D'Souza has been criticized by liberals and mainstream conservatives for his strident theories; it seems highly unlikely that any minds will be changed by his latest book or by such statements as, "If Obama were white, he would have virtually no chance of being re-elected." Shallow and speculative at best, paranoid at worst.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781476773353
Publisher:
Threshold Editions
Publication date:
07/01/2014
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
321,510
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Dinesh D’Souza has had a twenty-five-year career as a writer, scholar, and public intellectual. A former policy analyst in the Reagan White House, D’Souza also served as John M. Olin Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and the Robert and Karen Rishwain Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. He has been named one of America’s most influential conservative thinkers by the New York Times Magazine, and Newsweek cited him as one of the country’s most prominent Asian-Americans.

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