Wednesday, February 07, 2007  

Dinesh D'Souza needs a moral compass

This from the NYT review of D'Souza's latest book, "The Enemy At Home." The title alone is incindiary and devisive.
He writes that American prisons at Guantánamo Bay and Abu Ghraib “are comparable to the accommodations in midlevel Middle Eastern hotels” in terms of cleanliness, food and amenities, and argues that abuse at Abu Ghraib did not reflect a disregard for human rights, but rather “the sexual immodesty of liberal America.” (“Lynndie England and Charles Graner were two wretched individuals from red America who were trying to act out the fantasies of blue America.”)

One would think D'Souza, of all people, would have a keen sense of colonial legacy, colonial behavior and post-colonial concerns, but apparently, being the poster boy of the intellectual Right (yeah, there really is such a thing...) seems to have taken precedence over rigorous analysis.
(read the rest)

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