Dinesh D'Souza: far-right provocateur and key figure in US culture wars - 2018-05-31
D'Souza is a familiar talking head in conservative media and on the right's peculiar speaking circuit. He regularly pens op-eds for conservative media outlets. Nothing particularly unusual in that.
But the meat of his work has been in producing a long series of bestselling books and, lately, documentary films. In recent years, he has increasingly focused on mounting polemical attacks on the Democratic party and its leaders, especially Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. He has also developed alternative readings of American history that cast Democrats as national villains.
His attacks on Obama were particularly strident and controversial. His critics called them racist. In 2010, in a widely discussed Forbes article and a book, The Roots of Obama's Rage, D'Souza claimed that Obama's true ideology was the anti-colonial socialism that had been passed on to him by his father. (Some rightwing commentators suggested that D'Souza's argument was hysterical, and little more than a conspiracy theory.)