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Author D'Souza, Dinesh, 1961-

Title The enemy at home : the cultural left and its responsibility for 9/11 / Dinesh D'souza.

Imprint New York : Doubleday, c2007.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    973.931 DSO    Available
 GDL Montrose Library Non-Fiction    973.931 DSO    Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description 333 p. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- Illusions on the right : what conservatives "know" about 9/11, and why it's wrong -- Reluctant warriors : 9/11 and the liberal paradox -- America through Muslim eyes : why foreign policy is not the main problem -- "The head of the snake" : the Islamic critique of western moral depravity -- Innocence lost : liberalism and the corruption of popular culture -- A world without patriarchy : divorce, homosexuality, and other liberal family values -- A secular crusade : yes, there is a war against Islam -- Emboldening the enemy : how liberal policy produced American vulnerability -- The war against the war : decoding Bin Laden's message to America -- The left's hidden agenda : unmasking the liberal-Islamic alliance -- Battle plan for the right : how to defeat the enemy at home and abroad.
Summary The culture wars at home and the global war on terror are usually viewed as separate problems. Author D'Souza makes the claim that terrorist acts around the world can be directly traced to the ideas and attitudes perpetrated by America's cultural left. D'Souza shows that American liberals are responsible for fostering a culture that angers and repulses not just Muslims but also traditional and religious societies around the world. He argues that it is not our exercise of freedom that enrages our enemies, but our abuse of that freedom--from the sexual liberty of women to the support of gay marriage, birth control, and no-fault divorce, to the aggressive exportation of our vulgar, licentious popular culture. It is only by curtailing the left's attacks on religion, family, and traditional values that we can persuade moderate Muslims and others around the world to cooperate with us and shun the extremists in their own countries.--From publisher description.
Subject War on Terrorism, 2001-2009 -- Moral and ethical aspects
Anti-Americanism -- Islamic countries.
Liberalism -- United States
Popular culture -- Moral and ethical aspects -- United States
United States -- Foreign relations -- 2001-2009
United States -- Civilization -- Foreign public opinion, Muslim.
United States -- Moral conditions -- Foreign public opinion, Muslim.
United States -- Relations -- Islamic countries
Islamic countries -- Relations -- United States
ISBN 9780385510127 : $26.95

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