|Born||Dinesh Joseph D'Souza
April 25, 1961
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
|Education||B.A. in English, 1983|
|Alma mater||Dartmouth College|
|Occupation||Writer, speaker, film maker|
|Known for||Christian apologetics,
political commentary, filmmaking
|Spouse(s)||Dixie Brubaker (1992-divorce papers filed in 2012)|
Dinesh Joseph D'Souza (Konkani: दिनेश जोसफ डिसूज़ा; born April 25, 1961) is a political commentator and author. D'Souza is a affiliated with a number of conservative organizations and publications, including the American Enterprise Institute, the Heritage Foundation, the Hoover Institution, and Policy Review. He also served as a policy advisor to President Ronald Reagan and, during 2010–2012, as president of The King's College, a small Christian school in New York City.
D'Souza is the author of several New York Times best-selling books, and has written the Christian apologetics What's So Great About Christianity and Life After Death: The Evidence. D'Souza is also a notable critic of New Atheism. In 2012, D'Souza released 2016: Obama's America, a film based on his 2010 book The Roots of Obama's Rage, both of which posit that Barack Obama's attitude toward America derives from his father's anti-colonialism and from a psychological desire to fulfill his father's dream of diminishing the power of Western imperial states. The film has been the highest grossing conservative political film produced in the United States. In January 2014, he was indicted on charges of making illegal political contributions to a 2012 US Senate campaign. Four Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee then sent a letter to FBI Director James Comey concerned that D'Souza might have been the victim of selective prosecution.
- 1 Life and career
- 2 Election campaign fraud charge
- 3 Personal life
- 4 Works
- 5 References
- 6 External links
Life and career
Early life and career
D'Souza was born in Bombay (now Mumbai) to Goan Catholic parents. His father was an executive for Johnson & Johnson and his mother was a housewife. He went to the Jesuit school St. Stanislaus High School in what was then Bombay. He graduated in 1976 and completed his 11th and 12th at Sydenham College, also in Bombay. He went to the United States as an exchange student in 1978 through a Rotary International program. He attended Patagonia Union High School in Patagonia, Arizona. He then attended Dartmouth College, where he graduated with a B.A. in English Phi Beta Kappa in 1983.
While at Dartmouth, D'Souza became the editor of a conservative monthly called The Prospect. The paper and its writers ignited much controversy during D'Souza's editorship by, among other things, criticizing the College's affirmative action policies. He was a writer for the Dartmouth Review, an independent student publication subsidized by alumni and organizations not affiliated with Dartmouth College.
After his time in Dartmouth, D'Souza moved to Washington, D.C., where he served from 1985 to 1987 as an editor of Policy Review, a conservative journal then published by the Heritage Foundation (and since acquired by the Hoover Institution). In "The Bishops as Pawns", D'Souza theorized that U.S. Catholic bishops were being manipulated by American liberals in agreeing to oppose the U.S. military buildup and use of power abroad when, D'Souza believed they actually knew very little about these subjects to which they were lending their religious credibility, writing:
Interviews with these bishops suggest that they know little or nothing about the ideas and proposals to which they are putting their signature and lending their religious authority. The bishops are unfamiliar with existing defense and economic programs, unable to identify even in general terms the Soviet military capability, ignorant of roughly how much of the budget currently goes to defense, unclear about how much should be reallocated to social programs, and innocent of the most basic concepts underlying the intelligent layman's discussion of these questions.
In 1988 D'Souza left the magazine to serve as an advisor in Ronald Reagan's White House. He joined the American Enterprise Institute in 1989, where he was the institute's John M. Olin fellow, before later joining the Hoover Institution as its Robert and Karen Rishwain Fellow. In 1991, he became a naturalized U.S. citizen.
In August 2010, he was named president of the King's College, a Christian liberal arts college then housed in the Empire State Building in Manhattan. The college relocated to a larger space in Fall 2012, next door to the New York Stock Exchange in lower Manhattan's financial district. On October 18, 2012, after claims became public that he had stayed in a hotel with a new girlfriend though not yet divorced from his wife, D'Souza resigned his post at The Kings College.
D'Souza is a noted conservative, and defines conservatism in the American sense as "conserving the principles of the American Revolution". In Letters to a Young Conservative, written as an introduction to conservative ideas for youth, D'Souza argues that it is a blend of classical liberalism and ancient virtue, in particular, "the belief that there are moral standards in the universe and that living up to them is the best way to have a full and happy life". He also argues against what he calls the modern liberal belief that "human nature is intrinsically good," and thus that "the great conflicts in the world ... arise out of terrible misunderstandings that can be corrected through ongoing conversation and through the mediation of the United Nations."
D'Souza challenges beliefs and projects such as affirmative action and social welfare. In the book Illiberal Education, D'Souza argued that intolerance of conservative views is common at many universities.
He has attributed many modern social problems to what he calls the "cultural left". In his recent book The Enemy at Home: The Cultural Left and Its Responsibility for 9/11, he wrote that:
The cultural left in this country is responsible for causing 9/11 ... the cultural left and its allies in Congress, the media, Hollywood, the non-profit sector and the universities are the primary cause of the volcano of anger toward America that is erupting from the Islamic world.
D'Souza's 2003 book What's So Great About America defends the U.S. against the criticisms that have been directed at it in the last couple of decades. In particular, he argues against the criticisms leveled by the Islamic world, domestic multiculturalists, those seeking slavery reparations, and especially America's left wing. He contends Americans themselves are too critical and take for granted the blessings bestowed on them by living within the borders of the United States.
He also takes this a step further and challenges the notion that all world cultures are equal. "If one begins with the multicultural premise that all cultures are equal, then the world as it is makes very little sense," he says. "Some cultures have completely outperformed others in providing the things that all people seek – health, food, housing, security and the amenities of life."
D'Souza has also criticised aspects of feminism in Letters to a Young Conservative, writing that:
The feminist error was to embrace the value of the workplace as greater than the value of the home. Feminism has endorsed the public sphere as inherently more constitutive of women's worth than the private sphere. Feminists have established as their criterion of success and self-worth an equal representation with men at the top of the career ladder. The consequence of this feminist scale of values is a terrible and unjust devaluation of women who work at home.
In an interview with Enter Stage Right, he said same-sex marriage did not work because "Marriage does not civilize men. Women do. This point is even evident in the gay community: it helps to explain why lesbians are generally much better than male homosexuals in sustaining long-term relationships. The reason that society privileges marriage and gives it a special legal status is because marriage is the only known incubator for the raising of children."
Christianity and religion
Dinesh D'Souza states that while he has a Catholic background, which is important to him, he is comfortable with Reformation theology; he thus describes himself as a nondenominational Christian. He often writes and discusses Christian apologetics and has debated against prominent atheists and skeptics, including Christopher Hitchens, Peter Singer, Daniel Dennett, Michael Shermer, and Bart Ehrman. In a Christian Science Monitor article, he stated, "the moral teachings of Jesus provide no support for – indeed they stand as a stern rebuke to – the historical injustices perpetrated in the name of Christianity." D'Souza often speaks out against atheism, nonbelief, and secularism. The most elaborate presentation of his views concerning these topics can be found in his 2007 book What's so Great about Christianity. In 2009, he published Life After Death: The Evidence, which attempts to use scientific and philosophical arguments to support the concept of the afterlife, and also uses theoretical physics to support the concept of God and the fine-tuned Universe and refute atheist arguments. The book earned praise from atheist Christopher Hitchens for Dinesh's argumentative skills. In 2012, he published Godforsaken, which addresses questions of how a benevolent God could allow evil and suffering in the world.
D'Souza says "living creatures are the products of intelligent design," but is not a proponent of the intelligent design (ID) movement, as he does not consider ID to be a satisfactory alternative to the theory of evolution by natural selection. He argues that belief in the afterlife and in a supreme being are reasonable conclusions given the evidence available, and that atheists have misrepresented the case for Christianity on many fronts.
In a Catholic Education Resource Center article, he shared his belief on the separation of church and state: "Groups like the ACLU, with the acquiescence if not collusion of the courts, are actively promoting a jurisprudence of anti-religious discrimination. In a way the Supreme Court has distorted the Constitution to make religious believers of all faiths into second-class citizens." D'Souza argues that current jurisprudence unfairly promotes secularism. More clearly, D'Souza states, "Today courts wrongly interpret separation of church and state to mean that religion has no place in the public arena, or that morality derived from religion should not be permitted to shape our laws. Somehow freedom for religious expression has become freedom from religious expression. Secularists want to empty the public square of religion and religious-based morality so they can monopolize the shared space of society with their own views."
D'Souza stated that he has studied radical Islam for several years and read the Qur'an. D'Souza debated Robert Spencer about Islam at the 2007 Conservative Political Action Conference and labelled Spencer an "Islamophobe". D'Souza said Spencer was "an effective polemicist" in his writings on Islam.
In the second chapter of What's So Great About America, D'Souza defends colonialism, arguing that the problem with Africa is not that it was colonized, but rather that it was not colonized long enough. He supports the European colonization of India and other countries, claiming that Christian colonization was a good thing for India because it was a way for Indians to escape the caste system, superstitions and poverty.
Dinesh has argued that the Abu Ghraib torture and prisoner abuse scandal was a result of "the sexual immodesty of liberal America". He further asserted that the conditions of prisoners at Abu Ghraib "are comparable to the accommodations in midlevel Middle Eastern hotels".
D'Souza has appeared on numerous national television networks and programs. On November 30, 2007, he debated Tufts University professor Daniel Dennett at Tufts on whether or not God was a man-made invention.
Shortly after the September 11, 2001 attacks, D'Souza appeared on Politically Incorrect hosted by Bill Maher, where he disputed the assertion that terrorists were cowards by saying, "Look at what they did. You have a whole bunch of guys who were willing to give their life; none of them backed out. All of them slammed themselves into pieces of concrete. These are warriors." Maher agreed with D'Souza's comments and went on to say "We have been the cowards. Lobbing cruise missiles from two thousand miles away." Maher's comments ultimately led to advertisers ending their support and the cancellation of the show.
During an interview on The Colbert Report on January 16, 2007, while promoting his book, The Enemy At Home: The Cultural Left and Its Responsibility for 9/11, D'Souza maintained that liberals were not without fault in the September 11, 2001, attacks. He says liberals' "penchant for interference" had a decided effect in convincing the Carter administration to withdraw support from the Shah, which brought on Muslim fundamentalists control of the Iranian government. He also stated that the distorted representation of American culture on television is one source of resentment of the U.S by Muslims worldwide. D'Souza believes that traditional Muslims are not too different from traditional Jews and Christians in America. Towards the end of the interview he admitted that he and Islamic militants share some of the same negative beliefs about liberal Americans.
D'Souza has debated several atheists and critics of Christianity at programs at various universities, including Peter Singer, Bart Ehrman, Christopher Hitchens, and David Silverman, on issues including whether there can be morality without God, how a benevolent God can allow suffering, the concept of religion in general, and whether Christianity is good for America, among others.
In early 2007, D'Souza published The Enemy at Home: The Cultural Left and its Responsibility for 9/11, in which he argues that the American cultural left was in large part responsible for the Muslim anger that led to the September 11 attacks. He argues that Muslims do not hate America because of its freedom and democracy, but because they perceive America to be imposing its moral depravity (support for sexual licentiousness) on the world. The conclusion of the book, as stated by D'Souza in the introduction, is, "[t]he [George W.] Bush administration and the conservatives must stop promoting American popular culture because it is producing a blowback of Muslim rage. With a few exceptions, the right should not bother to defend American movies, music, and television. From the point of view of traditional values, they are indefensible. Moreover, why should the right stand up for the left's debased values? Why should our people defend their America? Rather, American conservatives should join the Muslims and others in condemning the global moral degeneracy that is produced by liberal values." The book was criticized in major American newspapers and magazines and called, among other things, "the worst nonfiction book about terrorism published by a major house since 9/11" and "a national disgrace". D'Souza's book caused a controversy in the conservative movement, invoking a barrage of attacks back and forth between D'Souza and his conservative critics who widely mocked the thesis of his book, that the cultural left was responsible for 9/11. In response to his critics, he posted a 6,500-word essay on National Review Online, and NRO subsequently published a litany of responses from conservative authors who accused D'Souza of character assassination, elitism and pseudo-intellectualism.
Forbes article and The Roots of Obama's Rage
At the conclusion of a September, 2010, commentary article in Forbes about President Barack Obama titled "How Obama Thinks", D'Souza wrote: "... [O]ur President is trapped in his father's time machine. Incredibly, the U.S. is being ruled according to the dreams of a Luo tribesman of the 1950s. This philandering, inebriated African socialist, who raged against the world for denying him the realization of his anticolonial ambitions, is now setting the nation's agenda through the reincarnation of his dreams in his son. The son makes it happen, but he candidly admits he is only living out his father's dream. The invisible father provides the inspiration, and the son dutifully gets the job done. America today is governed by a ghost."
Several liberal/progressive leaning groups and commentaters take issue with D'Souza. Media Matters for America, Ryan Chittum in the Columbia Journalism Review, and others, disputed D'Souza's claims regarding Barack Obama.
Conservative publications also criticized D'Souza's theory. Daniel Larison of The American Conservative states, "Dinesh D'Souza has authored what may possibly be the most ridiculous piece of Obama analysis yet written.... All in all, D'Souza's article reads like a bad conspiracy theory." Larison, in the same piece, also criticizes the claim of D'Souza that Obama is anti-business, noting a lack of evidence for this claim. Andrew Ferguson of The Weekly Standard writes, "D'Souza always sees absence of evidence as evidence of something or other.... There is, indeed, a name for the beliefs that motivate President Obama, but it's not anticolonialism; it's not even socialism. It's liberalism!" The magazine published a letter from D'Souza in which he expressed surprise "at the petty, vindictive tone of Andrew Ferguson's review".
His book, The Roots of Obama's Rage, of which the Forbes article was a condensed version, was released in September 2010 and explores in greater detail D'Souza's interpretation of Barack Obama's past and how it formed his beliefs. The book was on The New York Times Best Seller list for more than four weeks beginning October 17, 2010. D'Souza appeared on Glenn Beck in September 2010 to explain some of his theories.
2016: Obama's America film
After writing The Roots of Obama's Rage, D'Souza began to work with Schindler's List co-producer Gerald R. Molen on a film called 2016: Obama's America. Through interviews and reenactments, the film compares the similarities of the lives of D'Souza and President Barack Obama as D'Souza presents his theory of how early influences on Obama are affecting the decisions he makes as president. The film's tagline is "Love him or hate him, you don't know him." The film has been critiqued on the grounds that what D'Souza posits as being an investigation into Obama includes considerable projection and speculation and selective borrowing from Obama's own autobiography in seeking to prove D'Souza's psychoanalysis of Obama. According to the Obama administration, it is "an insidious attempt to dishonestly smear the president".
After a limited release on July 13, 2012, the release was expanded to over 1,000 theaters in late August 2012 and reached more than 2,000 theaters before the end of September 2012. As of October 19, 2012, the film had grossed more than $33.4 million, making it the 4th highest-grossing political documentary of all time and the 2nd highest-grossing political documentary of all time in the United States.
In March 2013, it was announced that D'Souza will work on a film titled America, which is due for a release sometime in 2014. He announced the film at Conservative Political Action Conference 2013. The Atlantic Wire has called the planned movie a sequel to 2016: Obama's America. The trailer for the film premiered on January 26, 2014, stating the film would be released "in time for the Fourth of July holiday".
Election campaign fraud charge
In January 2014, D'Souza was indicted by federal prosecutors and charged with campaign finance law violations. Prosecutors alleged that D'Souza used straw donors to funnel campaign contributions to an unnamed Senate candidate. D'Souza was charged with violations of the Federal Campaign Act of 1971, with prosecutors asserting that D'Souza had violated the limit of $5000 for any individual to contribute to a specific candidate for US Senate in a single election year, by directing others to make contributions to Wendy Long in the amount of $20,000 and reimbursing them.   He would be arraigned in a Manhattan federal court on January 24. The charges include making illegal campaign contributions, with a maximum sentence of two years incarceration, and causing false statements to be made to the FEC, with a maximum sentence of five years incarceration.
D'Souza's attorney argued that D'Souza "did not act with any corrupt or criminal intent whatsoever" and described the incident as "at most ... an act of misguided friendship". His co-producers alleged that the indictment was politically motivated retribution for the success of his 2016 movie.
In 1992, D'Souza married Dixie Brubaker, whom he first met during his time in Washington, D.C. They have one daughter. In his book Life After Death: The Evidence, D'Souza stated that Dixie had a near-death experience at the age of 19. The couple lived together in California until D'Souza moved to New York to work for King's College. He maintained a residence near San Diego where his wife and daughter remained.
In an October 16, 2012 article, published in World Magazine, author Warren Cole Smith reported on D'Souza's activities after a September 28, 2012 talk in Spartanburg, S.C. In the article, Smith states that D'Souza, who was married at the time, checked into a hotel with another woman, and left with her the following day. In a rebuttal to that article, D'Souza stated that he had separated from his wife, Dixie. He also confirmed that he had been engaged to the woman mentioned in the article, Denise Odie Joseph; he later suspended that engagement after the article prompted an investigation by officials at The King's College where D'Souza served as president. It was later revealed that Mrs. Joseph was also married at the time. He officially filed for divorce from Dixie on October 4, 2012.
After the news of the engagement became public, the trustees of The King's College announced after meeting on October 17, 2012 that D'Souza resigned his position as president of the university in order "to attend to his personal and family needs". The scandal resonated particularly at The King's College because "The King's College is not a typical institution of higher learning. It is a tiny Christian college based in a downtown Manhattan office building, whose mission statement articulates a 'commitment to the truths of Christianity and a biblical worldview".
Books authored by Dinesh D'Souza include:
- 1984: Falwell, Before the Millennium: A Critical Biography, Regnery Publishing (ISBN 0-89526-607-5)
- 1986: The Catholic Classics (ISBN 0-87973-545-7)
- 1987: My Dear Alex: Letters From The KGB (with Gregory Fossedal), Regnery Publishing (ISBN 0-89526-576-1)
- 1991: Illiberal Education (ISBN 0-684-86384-7)
- 1995: The End of Racism (ISBN 0-684-82524-4)
- 1997: Ronald Reagan: How An Ordinary Man Became an Extraordinary Leader (ISBN 0-684-84823-6)
- 2000: The Virtue of Prosperity (ISBN 0-684-86815-6)
- 2002: What's So Great About America, Regnery Publishing (ISBN 0-89526-153-7)
- 2002: Letters to a Young Conservative (ISBN 0-465-01734-7)
- 2007: The Enemy At Home: The Cultural Left and Its Responsibility for 9/11 (ISBN 0-385-51012-8)
- 2007: What's So Great About Christianity, Regnery Publishing (ISBN 1-596-98517-8)
- 2009: Life After Death: The Evidence (ISBN 978-1596980990)
- 2010: The Roots of Obama's Rage, Regnery Publishing (ISBN 9781596986251)
- 2012: Godforsaken: Bad things happen. Is there a God who cares? YES. Here's proof, Tyndale House (ISBN 978-1414324852)
- 2012: Obama's America: Unmaking the American Dream, Regnery Publishing (ISBN 1596987782)
Dinesh D'Souza has also contributed to:
- 2008: Foreword to Conspiracies and the Cross by Timothy Paul Jones, Frontline Books (ISBN 1-599-79205-2)
Articles written by Dinesh D'Souza include:
- "Atheism, not religion, is the real force behind the mass murders of history"
- "Atheism and Child Murder"
- "Moon's Planet: The Politics and Theology of the Unification Church"
- "Ten Great Things About America"
- "How Ronald Reagan Won The Cold War"
- "Technology And Moral Progress"
- "We the Slaveowners: In Jefferson's America, Were Some Men Not Created Equal?"
- "The Self Esteem Hoax"
- "Two Cheers For Colonialism"
- "Reagan Versus The Intellectuals"
- "10 things to celebrate: Why I'm an anti-anti-American"
- "God Knows Why Faith is Thriving"
- "How Obama Thinks", Forbes cover story, with correction, 2010-09-27 issue. Retrieved 2012-08-29.
- "Why Barack Obama is an anti-colonialist"
- 2016: Obama's America, executive producer, co-director, co-writer, and star.
- Michael Moore Hates America, co-star.
- America, executive producer, director, co-writer, and star.
- "Dinesh D'Souza". NNDB. Soylent Communications. Retrieved 2007-11-12.
- "About Dinesh D'Souza NY Times Bestselling Author | Dinesh D'Souza". Dineshdsouza.com. Retrieved 2012-09-07.
- "Forbes Article Spurs Media Soul Searching". The New York Times. 2010-09-24. Retrieved 2012-09-07.
- Kaminer, Ariel (October 19, 2012). "Dinesh d'Souza is out as King's college president in scandal". The New York Times.
- "Press Page for Dinesh D'Souza - NY Times Bestselling Author | Dinesh D'Souza". Dineshdsouz.com. 2012-04-25. Retrieved 2012-09-07.
- "New Atheists Are Not Great". Christianity Today. Retrieved 2012-09-07.
- Dinesh D'Souza. "Staring into the Abyss". Christianity Today. Retrieved 2012-09-07.
- "Dinesh D'Souza: What's So Great About Christianity". FORA.tv. Retrieved 2012-09-07.
- "[What's So Great About Christianity] - C-SPAN Video Library". C-spanvideo.org. 2008-02-08. Retrieved 2012-09-07.
- Grady Smith, "How '2016: Obama's America' became a box office hit — and where it goes from here", Entertainment Weekly, 28 August, 2012
- Dana Davidsen (23 January 2014). "Conservative commentator, author Dinesh D'Souza indicted". CNN. Retrieved 24 January 2014.
- "Senators write FBI over Dinesh D’Souza case". Politico. 21 February 2014.
- Profiles of eminent Goans, past and present (1997), J. Clement Vaz, Concept Publishing Company, ISBN – 9788170226192, p.332
- Helen Zia, "Notable Asian Americans", 1995, p 72
- Chidanand Rajghatta, "Indian-American scholar's anti-Obama film storms US box-office", The Economic Times, 29 August 2012
- Dinesh D'Souza biography, St. Stanislaus Ex-Students Association
- "About Dinesh D'Souza". Dinesh D'Souza. Retrieved 2007-11-12.
- "Person Detail: Dinesh D'Souza". Independent Institute. Retrieved 2012-08-17.
- "Critical Monthly Rouses Princeton". The New York Times. 1984-04-29. p. 52.
- 20 years of Policy Review, Policy Review, July 1997
- Dinesh D'Souza (2002). What's So Great About America. Regnery Publishing. p. 33. ISBN 978-0-89526-153-3.
- "The King's College, Press Release". Tkc.edu. 2010-08-23. Retrieved 2010-11-29.
- The King's College press release (July 23, 2012). "The King's College Occupies Wall St." Accessed August 29, 2012.
- "Dinesh D'Souza Resigns Presidency of The King's College". The Daily Beast. Retrieved 18 October 2012.
- Melissa Steffan, Dinesh D'Souza Resigns as President of The King's College, Christianity Today, 10/18/2012
- D'Souza (2002), Letters to a Young Conservative, p. 5
- D'Souza (2002), Letters to a Young Conservative, p. 9
- salon.com/news, January 20, 2007
- Thomas Sowell (2002-06-07). "What's So Great About America?". Capitalism Magazine. Retrieved 2007-10-01.
- D'Souza, Letters to a Young Conservative, pp. 105–6
- Q&A with Dinesh D'Souza
- D'Souza's Now Evangelical, or is he? by Scot McKnight
- "The King's College, President's Blog". Tkc.edu. 2010-08-31. Retrieved 2011-11-17.
- Atheism, not religion, is the real force behind the mass murders of history, Christian Science Monitor, November 21, 2006
- Jennifer Schuessler, "Inside the List", The New York Times, 13 November 2009
- D'Souza, Dinesh (April 7, 2008) The Failure of Intelligent Design
- "Discriminating Against Religion". Catholiceducation.org. 2006-06-28. Retrieved 2010-09-25.
- D'Souza, Dinesh (2007). What's So Great About Christianity. Tyndale, p. 56.
- "Brian Saint-Paul: Knowing the Enemy – Dinesh D'Souza on Islam and the West". Catholicity.com. 2007-01-31. Retrieved 2010-09-25.
- Robert Spencer (March 6, 2007). "Serge Trifkovic catches out Dinesh D'Souza". Jihad Watch.
- Dinesh D'Souza (2007-03-02). "Letting Bin Laden Define Islam". AOL. Retrieved 2012-10-18, from secondary site New Age Islam
- Lee, Adam (November 17, 2011). "Intelligence Squared: Would the World Be Better Without Religion?". Big Think. Retrieved 27 May 2013.
- "The World Would Be Better Off Without Religion". Intelligence squared debates. November 15, 2011. Retrieved 27 May 2013.
- Michiko Kakutani, "Dispatch from Gomorrah, Savaging the Cultural Left", The New York Times, 6 February 2007
- "Home:About US". Townhall.com. Retrieved 2010-09-25.
- "Dinesh D'Souza". Speakers Network Worldwide. Retrieved 2012-09-07.
- "Daniel Dennett debates Dinesh D'Souza". RichardDawkins.net. 2007-12-01. Retrieved 2008-01-08.
- Bohlen, Celestine (September 29, 2001). "In New War on Terrorism, Words Are Weapons, Too". The New York Times. Retrieved June 6, 2013.
- Dinesh D'Souza, The Colbert Report
- "Can There Be Morality without God?" Retrieved 2010-11-29.
- "Debating 'God's Problem': Why We Suffer" Retrieved 2010-11-29.
- "Is Religion the Problem?". University of Notre Dame. Retrieved 2010-09-25.
- David Silverman Debates Dinesh D'souza, Richard Dawkins Foundation
- Eyeing the Enemy. Nationalreview.com. Retrieved on 2012-05-20.
- The Enemy At Home: The Cultural Left and It's Responsibility for 9/11 | Dinesh D'Souza. | (2012-04-07). Retrieved on 2012-05-20.
- Bass, Warren (January 14, 2007). "Incendiary". The Washington Post. Retrieved May 1, 2010.
- "The Enemy at Home: The Cultural Left and Its Responsibility for 9/11] – By Dinesh D'Souza. – Books – Review". The New York Times.
- The Closing of the Conservative Mind, Dinesh D'Souza, National Review Online, March 12, 2007
- An NRO Symposium on ''The Enemy at Home'' on ''National Review'' Online. Article.nationalreview.com (2007-03-16). Retrieved on 2012-05-20.
- The New York Times Bestsellers, 11/11/2007
- Life After Death website
- Dinesh D'Souza How Obama Thinks (September 9) Forbes Magazine September 27, 2010 p.5
- D'Souza's The Roots of Obama's Rage rooted in lies Media Matters October 4, 2010
- Ryan Chittum. "Forbes' Shameful Piece on Obama as the "Other"". Columbia Journalism Review.
- Daniel Larison. "Obama, Anticolonial Hegemonist?". The American Conservative.
- Andrew Ferguson. "The Roots of Lunacy". The Weekly Standard.
- Andrew Ferguson. "The Roots of Lunacy, Cont.". The Weekly Standard.
- "Best Sellers Hardcover Nonfiction". The New York Times. October 17, 2010. Retrieved August 29, 2012.
- Glenn Beck 9/30/2010 transcript. Foxnews.com (2010-09-30). Retrieved on 2012-05-20.
- Betsy Sharkey, "2016: Obama's America' goes by the book", Los Angeles Times, 26 August 2012
- Webster, Andy (2012-08-12). "Documentary Exploring Obama's Political Roots". The New York Times. Retrieved 2012-09-07.
- Fouhy, Beth (2012-08-28). "Is D'Souza's anti-Obama film 'subjective'?". The Washington Times. Retrieved 2012-09-07.
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- Paul Bond (16 March 2013). "'2016: Obama's America' Filmmakers Making Follow-Up Film (Exclusive)". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 17 March 2013.
- Dinesh D'Souza (2013). Dinesh D'Souza Remarks at Conservative Political Action Conference. C-SPAN. Retrieved 17 March 2013.
- Connor Simpson (16 March 2013). "Dinesh D'Souza's '2016: Obama's America' Made Enough Money to Warrant a Sequel". Atlantic Wire. Retrieved 17 March 2013.
- Stempel, Jonathan. "Dinesh D'Souza indicted for violating U.S. election law". Reuters. Retrieved 23 January 2014.
- Walker, Hunter (January 23, 2014). "Conservative Author Dinesh D'Souza Charged with Campaign Finance Fraud". Talking Points Memo.
- "Indo-American Author Dinesh D'Souza indicted over Corruption Charges". IANS. Biharprabha News. Retrieved 24 January 2014.
- Stempel, Jonathan. "Dinesh D'Souza indicted for violating U.S. election law". Reuters. Retrieved 23 January 2014.
- Apuzzo, Matt (January 23, 2014). "Dinesh D'Souza Is Charged With Using Straw Donors to Give to a Campaign". The New York Times.
- '2016: Obama's America' Filmmaker Indicted for Violating Campaign Finance Laws
- D'Souza, Dinesh (2009). Life After Death: The Evidence, Regnery Publishing: Washington, DC, pp. 1–2
- Smith, Warren Cole (October 16, 2012). "King's crisis". World mag. Retrieved October 16, 2012.
- Tash, Joe (2012). "Rancho Santa Fé resident's controversial documentary attracting viewers". Rancho Santa Fé Review. Retrieved 12 December 2012.
- D'Souza, Dinesh (2012-10-17). "'2016: Obama's America' filmmaker – I am not having an affair". Fox News.
- D'Souza, Dinesh. "Response to World Magazine". Retrieved October 18, 2012.
- Weigel, David (October 18, 2012). "Dinesh D'Souza Parts With His University". Slate.
- "New Film, America, to Hit Theaters in 2014". Dinesh D'Souza's Website.
- Official website
- Dinesh D'Souza at NNDB
- Dinesh D'Souza at the Internet Movie Database
- "The Controversialist", profile at the San Diego Reader, April 14, 2005
- circumstances regarding D'Souza's resignation as president of King's College, The New York Times, 18 Oct 2012
- On Life After Death by Paul Kengor
- On What's So Great About Christianity with Timothy Paul Jones
- On The Virtue of Prosperity with Booknotes, January 14, 2001
- Interview on In Depth, February 4, 2007
- Interview with the National Review Online
- Dinesh D'Souza's articles, at Crisis Magazine
- Atheism, not religion, is the real force behind the mass murders of history, by Dinesh D'Souza
- "Is Christianity the Problem?"[dead link] between D'Souza and Christopher Hitchens at The King's College, October 22, 2007
- "Is Christianity Good for the World?" between D'Souza and Michael Shermer at Oregon State University, October 15, 2007 (Part 2)
- "Equal Opportunity: The American Dilemma" between D'Souza and Tim Wise at The Evergreen State College, November 21, 1996
- Is Christianity Good for America? between D'Souza and Silverman