Talk:Dinesh D'Souza

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Most recently relevant introduction content below the fold[edit]

The most chronologically recent introduction content is currently below the fold produced by the Table of Contents on the page. This seems especially strange as it leaves the last item in the above-the-fold introduction being about Mr. D'Souza's felony conviction, so does make it clear to a reader that he has additional public works afterwards. This sentence is what I'm referring to in particular "In 2016, D'Souza release a documentary based on his own story, book and detailing the origins of the American democratic party called Hillary's America.[13] The controversial film went on to be the highest grossing documentary of 2016.[14][15]"

I'm new to Wikipedia, so rather than directly make the edit I'm raising the question here of why this sentence is below the fold instead of above the fold as it appears to be part of the preceding paragraph?

Thanks. 46.25.188.254 (talk) 00:56, 29 November 2016 (UTC)

DONE. SPECIFICO talk 01:16, 29 November 2016 (UTC)

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"Bombay", not "Mumbai"[edit]

D'Souza was born in Bombay - the city wasn't called "Mumbai" until 1995, and Wikipedia uses historically accurate names for cities in biographies - see Immanuel Kant for example. Genealogizer (talk) 01:47, 19 February 2017 (UTC)

But was it historically accurate? Is there a policy or guideline on that? I notice some terms such as "the Ukraine" are no longer used although they were common at one time. TFD (talk) 03:43, 19 February 2017 (UTC)
MOS:BIO does not give a preference regarding the names for POBs. But note that Bombay redirects to Mumbai. Given that D'Souza's own webpage uses Mumbai, and the fact that Bombay is likely an ersatz English version of the original name, we ought to stick with Mumbai. – S. Rich (talk) 04:36, 19 February 2017 (UTC)
That's not the way we handle it in other cases. Look at the Battle of Stalingrad, or the Free City of Danzig. Genealogizer (talk) 01:00, 21 February 2017 (UTC)
You are presenting an WP:OSE argument, but the article topics are entirely different. The battle was a particular event known by the particular name. The free city existed for 19 years, and that was it. – S. Rich (talk) 01:28, 21 February 2017 (UTC)
Agree with S. Rich. This seems more like the English spelling (and pronunciation) was changed to reflect the spelling in several Indian languages. It's similar to Peking now being known as Beijing. I would be willing to reconsider if you can show that contemporary writing normally uses the term Bombay when referring to the city before 1995, but I don't think they do. TFD (talk) 02:07, 21 February 2017 (UTC)
Look at the article for Mother Teresa - it refers almost exclusively to "Calcutta". Genealogizer (talk) 17:57, 21 February 2017 (UTC)
Thanks, but what one article does is not a guide for what other articles should do. TFD (talk) 16:46, 22 February 2017 (UTC)
Unlike Peking/Beijing, which was just a change in the preferred romanization of a foreign word, the change from Bombay to Mumbai reflects an actual change in the official name of the city. Bombay/Mumbai is much more like Petrograd/Leningrad/St. Petersburg than Peking/Beijing, which is more comparable to Owhyee/Hawaii. Places that were officially renamed are usually referred to by the name used at the time of the event on Wikipedia. Genealogizer (talk) 07:51, 26 February 2017 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────Except that its name in Marathi and Gujarati did not change and remained Mumbai. The city claimed that it was "correcting" the English translation. English is not indigenous to India and is not the native tongue but used because more people understand it. TFD (talk) 22:58, 26 February 2017 (UTC)

That doesn't change the fact that Bombay/Mumbai was a change in the city's official English name. English isn't indigenous to North America or Australia either, but it is still an official language in most parts of those continents. When a city is officially renamed, the convention on Wikipedia is to use the historically accurate name when talking about events that occurred there in the past. Genealogizer (talk) 07:07, 27 February 2017 (UTC)
Genealogizer, you mention "convention", but you do not cite any Manual of Style guidance to support this idea. In fact, there is no such convention. Please look at this MOS thread I started about the question. Given the lack of guidance, I think the only course of action is to accept what interested editors think is best for this page. Since only 3 editors have commented, you might post an RFC and see what other members of the community think is best. – S. Rich (talk) 03:57, 1 March 2017 (UTC)

Dixie[edit]

"In his book Life After Death: The Evidence, D'Souza stated that Dixie had a near-death experience at the age of 19." Is this relevant to the article, no matter how well-cited? The article is about Dinesh, not Dixie. NewkirkPlaza (talk) 17:00, 7 March 2017 (UTC)

Party switch denial[edit]

Dinesh D'Souza heavily contributes to the increasingly popular in conservative circles worldview that the political parties in the United States never switched their ideologies, meaning that Klansmen and slaveowners are "leftist", the southern strategy never happened, and welfare is a new form of slavery. This is very often cited by conservative outlets such as prageru, national review and so on. The Big Lie: Exposing the Nazi Roots of the American Left, his newest book, relies completely on this thesis as well.

This should be significantly featured in the article. Lazybanshee (talk) 06:05, 5 August 2017 (UTC)

IQ?[edit]

There is nothing in this article about his IQ, which is reputed to be EXTREMELY high. Few, if any,, of his critics have extremely high IQ's. Timothy Horrigan (talk) 14:33, 2 September 2017 (UTC)

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