Originally posted at the National Review by Jay Nordlinger.
Earlier today, I was thinking, “How long has Dinesh D’Souza been famous?” It’s been more than 30 years — since he was an intellectual and controversialist at Dartmouth. He has always marched to his own drummer, it seems to me, and he has become a best-selling author and fill-the-theaters filmmaker.
I recorded an interview with him a few hours ago, for Q&A. In the space of about 20 minutes, we covered a good number of subjects: What about Obama? What about Trump? What about higher ed? Should conservatives just throw in the towel? The Left kills us on “fairness,” right? Because we talk about freedom, which people don’t give a rat’s hiney about. (I exaggerate, a little.)
Dinesh and I also discuss his experience among prisoners, which was not an experience to be wished for, but which was by no means a total loss. Then we talk about India, Dinesh’s birthplace. The rise of this nation is a wonder and privilege to see.
After our taping, I commented that Dinesh has a remarkable gift (among others): He can speak in the most succinct, pithy, and even aphoristic way. He can say in a paragraph or two what it might take others pages to say, less well. And one always learns from D’Souza, or is challenged by him. Even if I were on the left, I think, I would want to hear him.
So, check him out. And please forgive the punny heading of this post.
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