Controversial Book Sees Backlash On Web

By: Mark Tenia Email
By: Mark Tenia Email

February 1, 2007

The book, written by a popular conservative critic, says that the "cultural left" is responsible for 9/11.

Conservative pundit and author of several books Dinesh D'Souza is getting heat from bloggers for his latest book "The Enemy At Home," where he blames the cultural left for 9/11.

In his book D'Souza calls out individuals and organizations that he believes caused the anger that lead to the 9/11 attacks. D'Sauza has been on multiple television programs defending the arguments and on his website he gives an outline of his theories.

Theories that have lit a fire with bloggers all over the web. Mostly coming from those that disagree, but some from supporters as well.

Here's what one blogger Snapdigger had to say.

"He may say that he doesn't hate America, only the left, but what he defines as the left constitutes half of America."

Another blogger Joe says:

"I may disagree with him about social issues but I respect his differing view. Obviously some of us are more liberal and some more conservative on these issues. It's a legitimate debate and I have no problem with D'Souza on that."

And PZ Meyers writes:

"D'Souza is also wrong in principle. If extremists and Jihadists despise our culture and are using violence and threats to try and compel us to change. Isn't it the grossest kind of cowardice to throw up our hands and say they're right. We need to align out culture with that of our enemies?

And tonight D'Souza will actually be at William & Mary debating with the school's religious studies professor David Holmes.


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