IFAS | Freedom Writer | January/February 1997 | star.html

Catch a rising star

Right wing author Dinesh D'Souza has been on the foundation dole since he was the undergraduate editor of the notorious Dartmouth Review. Since graduation, his work has been nurtured by a number of foundation-funded organizations, and he is a John M. Olin Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, another right wing foundation favorite.

D'Souza frequents the university lecture circuit, earning substantial fees from the grant-funded Intercollegiate Studies Institute and others. His best-known book is The End of Racism: Principles for a Multiracial Society, in which he argues that African American culture, particularly poor black culture, is pathological, and that "[f]or many whites the criminal and irresponsible black underclass represents a revival of barbarism in the midst of Western civilization." He maintains that slavery was not a racist institution because some African Americans owned slaves, and states that the moral legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. "remains ambiguous" because he "was never able to...raise the competitiveness and civilizational level of the black population." The book was written with funding from the Olin Foundation.

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