An item from Daniel Pipes’ weblog:
Dinesh D’Souza Walks on the Dark Side
March 6, 2007
I have admired the spirited and patriotic writing of Dinesh D’Souza and even blurbed one of this books, What’s So Great About America. But, along with many other former admirers, of his writing, I have been appalled by the thesis of his new book, The Enemy at Home: The Cultural Left and Its Responsibility for 9/11. And now, I learn, there is even worse news. Here is a brief excerpt from “Radical Islam: What We Think We Know — And Why It’s All Wrong,” Dartmouth Alumni Magazine, March-April 2007, p. 46 (not online):
No one can deny the horror of Palestinian and Chechen attacks on civilians, but these have to be measured against the state-sponsored terror on the other side: the bulldozing of Palestinian homes, the shooting of stone-throwing teenagers, the obliteration of the Chechen capital of Grozny.
Comment: Israeli efforts at self-defense constitutes state-sponsored terrorism? One can dispute the tactics without using such a baseless term. D’Souza has apparently lost his moral compass as much as his common sense. (March 6, 2007)
Yes, it does seem to me increasingly that Darth Dinesh has gone over to the Dark Side.