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Letters to a Young Conservative : The Art of Mentoring - Dinesh D'Souza

Letters to a Young Conservative

The Art of Mentoring

Paperback Published: 1st April 2005
ISBN: 9780465017348
Number Of Pages: 240

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Dinesh D'Souza rose to national prominence as one of the founders of the Dartmouth Review, a leading voice in the rebirth of conservative politics on college campuses in the 1980s.He fired the first popular shot against political correctness with his best-selling expose Illiberal Education. Now, after serving as a Reagan White House staffer, the managing editor of Policy Review, and a scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and the Hoover Institution, he addresses the next generation in "Letters to a Young Conservative." Drawing on his own colorful experiences, both within the conservative world and while skirmishing with the left, D'Souza aims to enlighten and inspire young conservatives and give them weapons for the intellectual battles that they face in high school, college, and everyday life. Letters to a Young Conservative also illuminates the enduring themes that for D'Souza anchor the conservative position: not "family values" or patriotism, but a philosophy based on natural rights and a belief in universal moral truths.With a light touch, D'Souza shows that conservatism needn't be stodgy or defensive, even though it is based on preserving the status quo. To the contrary, when a conservative has to expose basic liberal assumptions to scrutiny, he or she must become a kind of imaginative, fun-loving, forward-looking guerrilla--philosophically conservative but temperamentally radical.Among the topics Dinesh D'Souza covers in "Letters to a Young Conservative": Fighting Political CorrectnessAuthentic vs. Bogus MulticulturalismWhy Government Is the ProblemWhen the Rich Get RicherHow Affirmative Action Hurts BlacksThe Feminist MistakeAll the News That FitsHow to Harpoon a LiberalThe Self-Esteem HoaxA Republican Realignment?Why Conservatives Should Be Cheerful

"Perfect for every undergraduate. And for every graduate who has forgotten, or never knew, the amplitude of the arguments for American conservatism."

Conservatives vs. Liberalsp. 1
The Libertarian Temptationp. 11
The Education of a Conservativep. 15
Pig Wrestling at Dartmouthp. 23
Fighting Political Correctnessp. 35
Authentic vs. Bogus Multiculturalismp. 45
What's So Great About Great Booksp. 55
How Reagan Outsmarted the Liberalsp. 61
Why Government Is the Problemp. 77
When the Rich Get Richerp. 85
How Affirmative Action Hurts Blacksp. 91
The Feminist Mistakep. 101
Who Are the Postmodernists?p. 107
Why Professors Are So Left-Wingp. 113
All the News That Fitsp. 117
A Living Constitution?p. 123
More Guns, Less Crimep. 131
How to Harpoon a Liberalp. 135
Lies My Teacher Taught Mep. 145
Was Lincoln a Bad Guy?p. 149
The Self-Esteem Hoaxp. 161
Who Cares About the Snail Darter?p. 167
Against Gay Marriagep. 171
Family Values Since Oedipusp. 177
Speaking As a Former Fetus ...p. 189
The Hypocrisy of Anti-Globalistsp. 193
Are Immigrants to Blame?p. 197
Why Liberals Hate Americap. 205
A Republican Realignment?p. 211
Why Conservatives Should Be Cheerfulp. 219
A Conservative Reading Listp. 225
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ISBN: 9780465017348
ISBN-10: 0465017347
Series: The Art of Mentoring
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st April 2005
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 12.7  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.25
Edition Number: 1