Author: Dinesh D'Souza
Publisher: Regnery Publishing
April 2002

>From the publisher:
America is under attack as never before. Not only from foreign terrorists, but also from within.

Islamic terrorists declare America the "Great Satan." Many Europeans complain about America spreading its cultural wasteland. And perhaps worst of all, here in our own country, those on the political Left still blame America for every ill in the world. Left-wing multiculturalism -- dominant in our own schools and universities -- teaches students that Western and American culture is no better than, and probably worse than, Third World cultures.

Does this imply the death of the West? Quite the opposite, says best-selling author Dinesh D'Souza. In his new book, What's So Great About America, D' Souza takes on all of America's critics and proves them wrong. D'Souza claims that the flood of immigrants coming to America proves that our values, our system, our freedoms, and our culture are irresistible and superior. The problem, he asserts, is our own inability or refusal to celebrate what makes America great.

D'Souza takes the alleged "sins of the West" and debunks the myths propagated by the Left:

The West is unique not in having slavery but in abolishing it. Colonialism? D'Souza, an immigrant from India, gives two cheers for British colonialism, pointing out that the sons and daughters of colonists are the beneficiaries of Western law, culture, education, opportunity, and prosperity.

Who is truly virtuous, asks D'Souza, a society that enforces Talibanic edicts or the West, where virtue is a free-will choice? Where else in the world has the value and potential of the individual been more fully realized than in America?

In the aftermath of the September 11 attacks on our country, D'Souza believes, a clear understanding of the moral basis of Western civilization is needed now more than ever. What's So Great About America offers a powerful defense for America and exposes the truth about who our enemies really are.

About the author:
Dinesh D'Souza,a former White House domestic policy analyst, is currently the Rishwain Research Scholar at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. He is the best-selling author of Illiberal Education, The End of Racism, Ronald Reagan: How an Ordinary Man Became an Extraordinary Leader, and The Virtue of Prosperity.