Stealing America: What My Experience with Criminal Gangs Taught Me about Obama, Hillary, and the Democratic Party

Stealing America: What My Experience with Criminal Gangs Taught Me about Obama, Hillary, and the Democratic Party

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by Dinesh D'Souza
     
 

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The influential conservative commentator and filmmaker and #1 bestselling author of America: Imagine a World Without Her and Obama’s America—the basis for two successful documentaries—defends conservatism's morality and exposes how the left excuses its own failings and uses false virtue to gain political

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The influential conservative commentator and filmmaker and #1 bestselling author of America: Imagine a World Without Her and Obama’s America—the basis for two successful documentaries—defends conservatism's morality and exposes how the left excuses its own failings and uses false virtue to gain political advantage.

Progressives define Conservatives as greedy, selfish, and warmongering. Democratic politicians including President Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton, and Elizabeth Warren, as well as pundits such as Frank Rich and Paul Krugman, regularly inveigh against capitalism’s “ethic of greed” and the Republicans’ championing of the rich.

In That’s Not Fair!, Dinesh D’Souza refutes widely accepted progressive pronouncements, arguing that those on the right are not bad guys and their policies are not harmful to Americans or their future. The actual villains, he charges, are the progressives whose true motivations—a volatile combination of envy and resentment—are camouflaged as compassion and a desire for social justice.

By vindicating conservative morality and exposing progressive immorality, D’Souza is sure to provoke a national debate. More importantly, That’s Not Fair! offers a lively rebuttal Republicans and conservatives can use to answer their critics in a fresh and convincing way.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
10/05/2015
The Democratic Party is an organized crime syndicate bent on stealing America out from under its citizens. So purports noted documentary filmmaker and conservative author Dinesh D'Souza (America: Imagine a World Without Her) in his new book, written during his eight-month confinement in a halfway house as a result of his conviction for illegal campaign donations. The author's interactions with the gang members also at the confinement center led to his rethinking of the American political system, especially the "con" of progressives to convince average Americans that capitalism harms rather than helps them. D'Souza eviscerates the progressive movement for strong-arm tactics, starting with the Clinton-appointee judge who sentenced him to confinement—according to D'Souza, for his politics rather than his crime—and continuing on to community organizer Saul Alinksy and President Obama and Hillary Clinton, comparing them to characters out of Goodfellas and The Godfather. D'Souza enlivens the familiar material of political screeds with the colorful language of the criminals he came to know, adding to it his own insights as a seasoned political commentator. This is a must-read for any right-leaning readers looking ahead to the 2016 election. (Nov.)
Kirkus Reviews
2015-09-21
A brazen diatribe by conservative author, filmmaker, and convicted felon D'Souza (America: Imagine a World Without Her, 2014, etc.). Readers familiar with pundit D'Souza's previous work will recognize here many of his recycled arguments against progressive and liberal claims. The author, convicted in 2014 by federal prosecutors for exceeding campaign finance contributions to his friend Wendy Long, then running for U.S. Senate, was confined in a San Diego confinement center, at his own cost, and given five years' probation. In his latest book, the author uses the conversations and underworld motivations of his fellow inmates to build his argument that the liberal causes espoused by President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, in particular, are part of a nefarious scheme of criminality to siphon money from the enterprising deserving and give to those who should work harder. D'Souza avows to be glad at this chance to observe closely the "psychology of crookedness." At first terrified for his safety and then captivated by the colorful personalities and their profuse profanity, D'Souza admired the honor among thieves and code of behavior shared by hardened gang members, recognizing in them a litany familiar to his own right-wing vision: "it's the idea inspired by my criminal compatriots, that the biggest thieves are in the government, that they are still at large and that what they are stealing is America itself, its wealth and power." While the dialogue with the criminals saves this work from being a completely mind-numbing polemic, the examples D'Souza employs to bolster his arguments about greed, liberal envy, and the superior value of entrepreneurship prove fanciful stretches of extrapolation. Hilariously, the author compares seminal Chicago activist Saul Alinsky to the Mafia godfather, while his "shakedown" disciples are Obama and Clinton. The product of the author's retreat is mocking, sarcastic, paranoid, and nearly unbearable to all but the most hardened readers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062366719
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
11/17/2015
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
44,775
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Dinesh D’Souza is a number one New York Times bestselling author and the filmmaker behind the hit documentaries 2016: Obama’s America and America, which are respectively the second-highest- and the sixth highest-grossing political documentaries of all time. In his twenty-five-year career as a writer, scholar, and public intellectual, D’Souza has been a policy analyst in the Reagan White House and a John M. Olin Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. His bestselling books include America, Obama’s America, The Roots of Obama’s Rage, What’s So Great About Christianity, and Illiberal Education.

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Stealing America: What My Experience with Criminal Gangs Taught Me about Obama, Hillary, and the Democratic Party 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you've not read this mans books you really should. Some very eye opening truths here and in all his books about what is happen in america.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In the book of Genesis, the Bible gives us the historical account of a young man named Joseph who is sold into slavery by his nine older and very envious brothers, is falsely accused of sexual assault by his master's wife because he rejected her amorous advances, and is left to rot in jail despite promises from those he'd helped to do their part to work for his release. Through all of this, Joseph perseveres by depending on the faithfulness of the God of his fathers, and as the book approaches its climatic conclusion, Joseph has been elevated to the position of prime minister of the most powerful nation on the planet (at the time). Then as he reflects on the tragic circumstances of his life, Joseph publicly forgives his oppressors and comforts them and himself with this statement, "What you meant for evil, God meant for good." I wouldn't go so far as to say that Dinesh D'Souza is a modern day Joseph because after all, D'Souza was actually guilty of a crime, albeit, a minor one. However, D'Souza has taken the bitter lemons of oppression at the hands of the most powerful man on the planet and in this book, turned them into lemonade. What the Obama and his acolytes meant for evil, in "Stealing America", D'Souza has used for good. For those of us who have followed with interest and anguish the wicked exploits of Barack Obama and Bill and Hillary Clinton, the book provides very few surprises. Nonetheless, it was interesting and compelling to consider the behavior and ambitions of these major political power brokers in light of the worldview and perspective of convicts justifiably caught up in our penal system. Yes, these people, the Clintons and Obama, are crooks and cons who should be spending time in solitary confinement at a maximum security facility rather than living like royalty in the White House, but for now, these are the hands we have been dealt. Their motivation, lust for power and love of money, are obvious, and even their methods of fleecing a great nation, aren't that difficult to decipher, though it is nothing short of remarkable that two people (Obama and Hillary) of such limited talent could manage to be so destructive in such a short time and to become so insanely rich in the process. Overall, the book probably deserves no more than a 4 stars (the fact is that D'Souza is such an excellent wordsmith, he can take otherwise 3 material and make it into a 4 by his prose alone--he even makes stories about Hillary Clinton sound interesting); however, I'm going to give it a 5 because I saw an undeserved 1 from an Obama/H. Clinton fanboy, and my 5 will serve to balance things. It's only fair that I should do this, and what progressive could complain about an effort to inject some fairness where it is in obvious short supply?
Anonymous 4 months ago
Wow, it's truly amazing what obama, clinton and the liberal party are getting away with! We see it happening right in front of us...on our tv screens, phones, tablets...That's the problem: it seems like a fiction movie to most people. Reading this book really opened my eyes to what is going on. We, the people, are losing our country to greedy, manipulative thugs. This author is very brave, and is to be commended for telling his story at a great personal risk to his safety and well-being. At least his conscience will be clear when all hell breaks loose. This is a very well written account of the dark side of our current government. Read it before Nov 2016.
Anonymous 4 months ago
This is a must read for every american
GRACIE9492 More than 1 year ago
I read this book in two nights, turned around and read it again! It's brilliant!!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book, should be required reading in every high scool and college.
nortoncmd More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Google it. Its true
Anonymous 9 months ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So many lies. Not worth the hastle. Ironic that the author is one of the most immoral men to date..
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
More whining and name calling by yet another victim of Obama Derangement Syndrome, a disease even more virulent than Bush Derangement Syndrome. As long as the name calling sells, nothing will improve. Best advice: stop buying books by extremists who make a living byspreading hate.