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The Roots of Obama's Rage
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4 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on April 20, 2012
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This book gives a clearer picture of where Obama is coming from. Credible quotes from his own two books. Early childhood, associations over the years clarify a lot about who he is today.
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4 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on April 4, 2012
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The 2001 Nobel Laureate in Literature, the eminent V. S. Naipaul, has written about the state of Africa and what drives the people there many times over. Dinesh is merely repeating that.
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7 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on November 3, 2010
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So.........You want to know "Just what the hell has happened to our country?".

Read this book. It Explains it all. From the birth of one of the most tyranical men of power to what may be the Final chapter of America.
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7 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on November 2, 2010
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This book is facinating, couldn't put it down once I got into it. The authors insght is right on and it totally clears up all the complex behavior of the Obama presidency. Whished it came out about 24 months ago.
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3 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on November 11, 2010
Dr. D'Souza has written an important book with an original and well-defended thesis. Mainly using Obama's own writings and known history, he asserts that the driving motivation for Obama's behavior is neither socialism nor American-style civil rights, but rather the anti-colonialism of his father, Barack Obama Sr.

The book is at its best when D'Souza strains early on to avoid commentary on the wisdom of policy, but focuses on what Obama's reaction is, and how his thesis explains it.

I did find that his examples were fair, but he omitted at least a couple of counter-examples that came to my mind. The biggest one being that D'Souza's theory would have Obama friendly to any "anti-colonial" forces, without particular regard for who the colonial force was. This would not explain Obama's rude behavior to the Dalai Lama, who should be "the good guy" in the conflict between Tibet and Red China. Now, one could come up with explanations and still justify D'Souza's theory. I would have liked to have heard D'Souza's own opinion on this seeming contradiction.

My bigger problem with the book is that D'Souza, in the last several chapters cannot help but interject his opinions on the Middle East, taxes and Free Trade. D'Souza is an able proponent of his viewpoint on these matters, but it detracts from a book that is trying to explain Obama's behavior. If he had to contrast Obama's motivation with other positions, he would have been better off contrasting the position or motivation with the doctrinaire Democrat position.

On the other hand, when D'Souza's own personal experience gives him a possible insight that natural born citizens of the U.S. don't typically have, it adds to the value of the book. One such instance is how he described late in the book that those in other parts of the world didn't necessarily see "One Giant Leap for Mankind" with the moon landing (he described it as Apollo 13, but of course it was Apollo 11), but an American flag planted on the moon by a man, demonstrating American superiority over the Soviet Union, and in effect claiming the moon for the U.S.A.

The book could have been a little shorter, and he would have been better served by an editor who would have made him omit most of his policy opinions, saving them for the next book. These small complaints aside, he provides an explanation more compatible Occam's razor better than any other all-encompassing explanation I have seen. He also does it with neither rancor nor vitriol.

Highly recommended.
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4 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on October 28, 2011
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I wish that everyone in America would read this book. It answered many questions for me and included information that I had not found anywhere else.
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6 of 12 people found the following review helpful
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I just finished the audiobook version of "The Roots of Obama's Rage."

Dinesh D'Sousa, because he was born and raised in India, which was colonized by the British, can provide rare insights into the psychology and political philosophy of Barack Obama.

His thesis is that BO, strongly influenced by the anti-colonial political philosophy of his absentee father, is actively seeking to diminish the economic and military power of any country he perceives as imperialist or colonialist--first among these countries being the United States of America.

D'Sousa thus provides a consistent plausible explanation for BO's many apparently incomprehensible actions: deliberately insulting and alienating our allies, touring the world apologizing for America's real or imagined misdeeds, destroying our private sector economy, weakening our military, ignoring the threat of nuclear proliferation among hostile third-world nations, and shutting down our ability to explore outer space. He, in short, answers the question, "Why is our American president so blatantly anti-American?"

D'Sousa concludes his brilliant work by making an extremely politically incorrect case for the benefits of Western European colonization of third-world countries. He attributes India's economic and social progress to the imposition of the English language, system of government, educational system, and social values on an otherwise backward country. He actually thanks colonization for his own success in America.

He finally states the obvious: Obama and his acolytes in Congress must go, or the era of American dominance in the world may be short-lived.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on August 12, 2014
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This book is giving me an nsight into they "why" of our president's actions. It's well written and well researched.
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4 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on April 20, 2012
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If you are interested in what makes obama tick, this is an excellent reference without the bias you'll typically find from other sources.
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11 of 20 people found the following review helpful
on April 28, 2011
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Light is shown very brightly removing the shadows of a very unorthodox family revealing the facts I have spotted here and there for a few years now. For a straight thinking person this makes perfect sense answering unasked questions of "Why the heck would the President of the United States ever do or say the things that Obama does?" This book has information that if not believed or at least urgently considered leaves me only to conclude brain-washing is at work for those who support the sitting President.
Thank you Mr. D'Souza for your ability to connect-the-dots.
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