Originally posted at Townhall.
Dinesh D’Souza, the conservative author and filmmaker that some have deemed the “Michael Moore of the right,” is launching a college tour this fall to introduce and discuss with students his new documentary, America. The film challenges the notion that America is a “predatory colonial power” that relied on thievery and exploitation to earn its prominent place in the world.
The tour is being sponsored by the Young America’s Foundation. From the organization’s press release:
Following the release of his breakthrough documentary, America, which has surpassed Michael Moore’s “Capitalism” at the box office, Dinesh D’Souza will be taking the message of his film directly to college students. As showcased in the film, America’s greatness is under attack by those who argue that our country’s founding was based on the theft of America’s natural resources and the exploitation of Native Americans and others around the world. Many of these attacks originate on college campuses and Dinesh will bring the message of the film to young people who often only hear a one-sided view of our history.
Critics have called D’Souza’s America “controversial” and merely an attack on Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States: 1942 to Present. Well, if that is D’Souza’s intention, I think that’s a reasonable enough motive in itself. Zinn’s “history” book is chock full of criticisms of America and her rise to wealth, claiming the country did little more than trample on minorities in its rise to power. D’Souza is determined to try and reverse these liberal lessons often taught in today’s classrooms:
“America’s campuses are where the left is free to push its destructive ideas on young people. I am excited to work with my friends at Young America’s Foundation to ensure students receive a balanced education.”
D’Souza’s first confirmed stop on his college tour is the University of California, Santa Barbara this October. YAF is speaking with a number of other universities as well. With all of the misinformation currently being divulged in schools, America would be a refreshing alternative. It’s time for students to hear the positive – not just the negative – details about America’s past. Here is the documentary trailer, which students all over the country will soon be able to watch:
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