Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Blaming the 'Cultural Left' Now

This is a departure from the usual Aaro Watch stuff, but I believe it fits. One of our themes is the spread of 'blame the left for everything' among former leftists. I don't know enough about Dinesh D'Souza to know if he fits that category, but his forthcoming book, The Enemy at Home: The Cultural Left and Its Responsibility for 9/11 (advance copy review by James Wolcott) fits the pattern of Nick's (also forthcoming) effort.

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.

I'm looking forward to Decent praise already.
UPDATE: 15/10/2006. As 'badmatthew' notes in the comments, Dinesh D'Souza never was any kind of lefty. I should have looked him up. I lazily assumed that anyone as vicious about the left had to be a recent convert to the right. That was unforgivable of me, and I apologize. (And apologies for originally adding this to the wrong post as well. D'oh!)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

To be fair the Decents do tend to keep the really nutty stuff from right-wing Americans at arm's length, albeit usually with some weaselly qualifier about the 'liberal-left' being equally extremist or "black and white" in its thinking, etc.

10/11/2006 09:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

D'Souza is a sort of right-wing cultural warrior. He led the attack on political correctness in the US about a decade ago. Apart from hitting on some extreme and indefensible examples, his real target was affirmative action, welfare, women's, LGBT and ethnic minority rights. It'll most probably be an attack on cultural relativism and bad universities.
BTW Heard Richard Perle on the radio last week talking about the mess of Iraq. His main gripe seemed to be that the US should have invaded Syria and Iran aswell. Where are the decents on that?

10/11/2006 10:13:00 AM  
Blogger Sonic said...

That will seep into the decent's narrative along the lines of

"while I do not agree with everything he says he does make some points we should all take on board (cont page 97)

10/11/2006 09:31:00 PM  
Blogger badmatthew said...

D'Souza an ex-leftie! No way.

10/15/2006 11:20:00 AM  

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