By Douglas Lobo
Author Dinesh D’Souza
Some reviewers of Letters to a Young Conservative (2005) accuse its author, Dinesh D’Souza, to be “angry” in this book.
Thinking this way is to make the old mistake generations of conservatives has been made: being polite with the leftists, just to be called by them “fascists”.
Yes, Dinesh D’Souza is angry with leftists. I myself appreciate that. After all, politics is a war of ideas, and being polite or not is a secondary issue. What matters is: the book explains greatly the grounds of conservatism.
Criticizing the lack of scientificism in the book, like other reviewers did, is to miss the point: Letters to a Young Conservative is about a political option, so It’s based on philosofical argumentation, not datas (altough there are a lot of them). Besides, trying to discuss politics in scientific bases is a kind of naive. Dinesh is an old school intelectual, not a scientist. Great book, a truly conservative one.