A Conversation With: Author and Filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza (The New York Times)


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At Dartmouth, D’Souza tells the Times, “I met a group of young conservative students who had answers to questions I didn’t know were questions, like ‘What are the books everyone should read in order to be considered an educated person?’ or  ‘Isn’t it immoral for a private corporation to do charity?’ These were things I had never thought about, and as I began to read and think, it dawned on me that I didn’t become a conservative. I always was, and was learning the vocabulary to express it. That’s when I began writing and speaking and thought I had a unique perspective, being Indian.”

Read the full story, published 10/4/12 in the “India Ink” blog from The New York Times.

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