The Enemy at Home

  • by Dinesh D'Souza
  • Narrated by Lloyd James
  • 11 hrs and 1 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Dinesh D'Souza, the most original and controversial writer on politics and society in the U.S. today, uncovers the links between the spread of American pop culture, leftist ideas, and secular values and the rise of anti-Americanism throughout the world. In The Enemy at Home, D'Souza makes the startling claim that the 9/11 attacks and other terrorist acts around the world can be directly traced to the ideas and attitudes perpetrated by America's cultural left.
D'Souza shows that liberals - people like Hillary Clinton, Ted Kennedy, Barney Frank, Bill Moyers, and Michael Moore - are responsible for fostering a culture that angers and repulses not just Muslim countries but also traditional and religious societies around the world. Their outspoken opposition to American foreign policy, including the way the Bush administration is conducting the war on terror, contributes to the growing hostility, encouraging people both at home and abroad to blame America for the problems of the world. He argues that it is not our exercise of freedom that enrages our enemies but rather our abuse of that freedom, from the sexual liberty of women to the support of gay marriage, birth control, and no-fault divorce, and the aggressive exploitation of our vulgar, licentious popular culture.
The cultural wars at home and the global war on terror are usually viewed as separate problems. In this groundbreaking book, D'Souza shows that they are one and the same. It is only by curtailing the left's attack on religion, family, and traditional values that we can persuade moderate Muslims and others around the world to cooperate with us and to begin to shun the extremists in their own countries.


What the Critics Say

"An interesting perspective on the hostilities between the West and the Muslim world." (Booklist)


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Customer Reviews

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What a piece of trash!

I have been a D'Souza fan after reading the "What's so great about America" and Illebral Education. Really enjoyed powerful logical case made in both of those books. What a disappointment was to listen this book comletely lacking any cohesive thought in the book. Name calling and conservative demagogary is the central theme (if there is any) of the book. This is a "must not recommend" on my list.
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- Basu

FINALLY, Someone gets it!!

Once I started listening to this book, I could not stop. Finally, there is someone out there who has actually put the pieces together and is able to clearly explain the hows and whys of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq in a way that is both logical and understandable. The author will not make too many Liberal friends, but his writing is fair and from what I can assess, accurate.
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- Ron Egolf

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-08-2007
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio