I Watched Dinesh D'Souza's New Movie with the Travis County GOP - 2018-08-02
D'Souza is lying to his audiences on a vast scale, making them more immune to a shared reality.
Dinesh D'Souza's first words in his new movie, Death of a Nation: Can We Save America A Second Time?, have the unmistakable ring of accidental truth. "When I was a boy," he says in voiceover, "I was curious about the world." That time is long since past. What's in place of that feeling now is a nullity, a sucking sound, and it's taking a small part of our world with it.
Perhaps you know D'Souza as the right-wing provocateur recently pardoned by President Donald Trump. But to many Republicans, he's one of the conservative movement's most influential public intellectuals. Ted Cruz, who helped convince Trump to pardon D'Souza, recently called him "a powerful voice for freedom, systematically dismantling the lies of the left."