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Dinesh D'Souza

Data de nascimento: 25. Abril 1961
Outros nomes:دينيش دسوزا, ディネシュ・ドゥスーザ, दिनेश डिसूज़ा


Dinesh Joseph D'Souza é um comentarista político, escritor e cineasta indo-americano. Entre 2010 a 2012, foi presidente do The King's College, uma universidade cristã de Nova York.

Nascido em Bombaim, D'Souza estudou nos Estados Unidos como intercambista e se formou no Dartmouth College. Ele tornou-se um cidadão naturalizado em 1991. D'Souza é o autor de vários livros incluídos na lista dos mais vendidos segundo o The New York Times, incluindo títulos sobre apologética cristã. D'Souza é crítico do novo ateísmo. Seu último sucesso editorial é o livro The Big Lie: Exposing the Nazi Roots of the American Left que em agosto de 2017 era o décimo sexto livro mais vendido nos Estados Unidos e o oitavo na categoria de não ficção, segundo o New York Times.

Em 2012, D'Souza lançou seu filme "2016: Obama's America", uma polêmica criticando Obama, baseada no seu livro, "The Roots of Obama's Rage", publicado em 2010; O filme é o documentário conservador de maior bilheteria produzido nos Estados Unidos.

Em 2016, D'Souza lançou um livro e um documentário com o título de Hillary's America, que apresentou a narrativa pessoal de D'Souza sobre o Partido Democrata; O filme foi o documentário de maior bilheteria daquele ano.

Os filmes de D'Souza foram altamente criticados por especialistas, com muitos o acusando de endossar teorias da conspiração e outras representações de fatos sem fundamento.

Citações Dinesh D'Souza

„I feel a bit like the mosquito at the nudist colony—I'm just not sure where to begin!“

—  Dinesh D'Souza
Context: Dan has raised so many points... I feel a bit like the mosquito at the nudist colony—I'm just not sure where to begin! "Does God Exist?" — Dinesh D'Souza and Dan Barker debate at Prestonwood Christian Academy, Plano, TX (November 19, 2009)


„Somehow freedom for religious expression has become freedom from religious expression.“

—  Dinesh D'Souza, What's So Great About Christianity
Context: Today courts wrongly interpret separation of church and state to mean that religion has no place in the public arena, or that morality derived from religion should not be permitted to shape our laws. Somehow freedom for religious expression has become freedom from religious expression. Secularists want to empty the public square of religion and religious-based morality so they can monopolize the shared space of society with their own views. Ch. 3


„America, the freest nation on Earth, is also the most virtuous nation on Earth. This point seems counter-intuitive, given the amount of conspicuous vulgarity, vice and immorality in America. Some Islamic fundamentalists argue that their regimes are morally superior to the United States because they seek to foster virtue among the citizens. Virtue, these fundamentalists argue, is a higher principle than liberty. Indeed it is. And let us admit that in a free society, freedom will frequently be used badly. Freedom, by definition, includes the freedom to do good or evil, to act nobly or basely. But if freedom brings out the worst in people, it also brings out the best. The millions of Americans who live decent, praiseworthy lives desire our highest admiration because they have opted for the good when the good is not the only available option. Even amid the temptations of a rich and free society, they have remained on the straight path. Their virtue has special luster because it is freely chosen. By contrast, the societies that many Islamic fundamentalists seek would eliminate the possibility of virtue. If the supply of virtue is insufficient in a free society like America, it is almost nonexistent in an unfree society like Iran's. The reason is that coerced virtues are not virtues at all. Consider the woman who is required to wear a veil. There is no modesty in this, because she is being compelled. Compulsion cannot produce virtue, it can only produce the outward semblance of virtue. Thus a free society like America's is not merely more prosperous, more varied, more peaceful, and more tolerant; it is also morally superior to the theocratic and authoritarian regimes that America's enemies advocate.“

—  Dinesh D'Souza