The Enemy at Home

The Enemy at Home

The Cultural Left and Its Responsibility for 9/11

Book - 2007
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"In this book I make a claim that will seem startling at the outset. The cultural left in this country is responsible for causing 9/11. … In faulting the cultural left, I am not making the absurd accusation that this group blew up the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. I am saying that the cultural left and its allies in Congress, the media, Hollywood, the nonprofit sector, and the universities are the primary cause of the volcano of anger toward America that is erupting from the Islamic world. The Muslims who carried out the 9/11 attacks were the product of this visceral rage--some of it based on legitimate concerns, some of it based on wrongful prejudice, but all of it fueled and encouraged by the cultural left. Thus without the cultural left, 9/11 would not have happened.

"I realize that this is a strong charge, one that no one has made before. But it is a neglected aspect of the 9/11 debate, and it is critical to understanding the current controversy over the 'war against terrorism.' … I intend to show that the left has actively fostered the intense hatred of America that has led to numerous attacks such as 9/11. If I am right, then no war against terrorism can be effectively fought using the left-wing premises that are now accepted doctrine among mainstream liberals and Democrats."

Whenever Muslims charge that the war on terror is really a war against Islam, Americans hasten to assure them they are wrong.  Yet as Dinesh D'Souza argues in this powerful and timely polemic, there really is a war against Islam.  Only this war is not being waged by Christian conservatives bent on a moral crusade to impose democracy abroad but by the American cultural left, which for years has been vigorously exporting its domestic war against religion and traditional morality to the rest of the world.

D'Souza contends that the cultural left is responsible for 9/11 in two ways: by fostering a decadent and depraved American culture that angers and repulses other societies--especially traditional and religious ones-- and by promoting, at home and abroad, an anti-American attitude that blames America for all the problems of the world. 

Islamic anti-Americanism is not merely a reaction to U.S. foreign policy but is also rooted in a revulsion against what Muslims perceive to be the atheism and moral depravity of American popular culture.  Muslims and other traditional people around the world allege that secular American values are being imposed on their societies and that these values undermine religious belief, weaken the traditional family, and corrupt the innocence of children. But it is not "America" that is doing this to them, it is the American cultural left. What traditional societies consider repulsive and immoral, the cultural left considers progressive and liberating.

Taking issue with those on the right who speak of a "clash of civilizations," D'Souza argues that the war on terror is really a war for the hearts and minds of traditional Muslims--and traditional peoples everywhere.  The only way to win the struggle with radical Islam is to convince traditional Muslims that America is on their side.

We are accustomed to thinking of the war on terror and the culture war as two distinct and separate struggles. D'Souza shows that they are really one and the same.  Conservatives must recognize that the left is now allied with the Islamic radicals in a combined effort to defeat Bush's war on terror. A whole new strategy is therefore needed to fight both wars.   "In order to defeat the Islamic radicals abroad," D'Souza writes, "we must defeat the enemy at home."
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Doubleday, c2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780385510127
Branch Call Number: ANF 973.931 DSO
Characteristics: x, 333 p. ; 24 cm


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Jan 19, 2017

This book is a very important read for anyone that can be open to the facts. I would have never before believed that we, the USA, could be responsible for 9/11, but Denish D'Ssouza makes a compelling case for just that position. The United States IS one of the biggest exporters of filth, pornography and other ungodly behaviors. His chapter that looks at how the people of the Islamic faith feel about the lifestyle that people in the United States accept, and in fact push upon other nations, is proof in my mind that we have MUCH to be ashamed of. We need to stop trying to get the rest of the world to accept what is the norm for the USA. We believe that we are so free, when in fact we are an abomination to how most of the world wants to live. Our freedom has become freedom to do anything that we want to do, and to believe that we are righteous because of it. When in fact we are slaves to our debauchery. Hollywood, television and the media sell this debauchery every hour of the day. I believe that if we want to stop the killing by radical Islamists, we need to stop exporting our sins to the world.

I highly recommend this book for your consideration.

EuSei Dec 28, 2015

What I find so amazing is the half star reviews with comments that prove the patrons did NOT read the item they are rating!

LRS1969 Feb 03, 2015

I'll just make it easy and say that I agree readily with "naturalist" and "redman" - and quite a bit with "StarGladiator" in their reviews.

What I find so amazing is that clearly there were several 4-star and 5-star reviews of this book, but NO comments.


John 8:32

Sep 02, 2014

What's so great about the justice system: "Dinesh D'Souza, conservative filmmaker, pleads guilty to straw donor scheme"

Apr 21, 2014

Actually, when one follows the money it appears the Blackstone Group, AIG, Veritas Capital and the offices of the Vice President [Cheney] and Secretary of Defense [Rumsfeld] were responsible for 9/11/01. And those corporations most affected by the planes flying into the towers, whose data communications spiked anomalously high during the 12 to 14 hours prior, appeared to profit quite favorably from it: AIG's subsidiary, Cantor Fitzgerald [would become a primary dealer a few years later] and Deutsche Bank [whose computer operations were involved, and which then was the owner of investment firm, Alex Browne, and therefore kept those mysterious earnings from the puts]. Also, since Building 7 contained thousands of the original source documents involved in SEC investigations, its destruction ended those cases, while the strike on the Pentagon ended the mention of the missing $2.3 trillion in unaccounted for DoD funds, uncovered by the DIA's auditing team, who mostly died on that horrible day from Flight 77 striking dead center [proven by the scorch and burn marks on the Pentagon's roof photographed by commercial satellite 24 hours later] into the Pentagon's west wall.

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