(American Prospect) -- This week Dinesh D’Souza’s "America: Imagine the World Without Her" is sitting at the top of the New York Times nonfiction bestseller list. Earlier this month, the movie version crossed the $14 million mark, which moved it into six place overall for earnings by a political “documentary.”
But D’Souza is not just out to make money, of course. At a June screening of America, right-wing strategist Ralph Reed called D’Souza “a national treasure for our cause.” D’Souza’s last movie, 2016: Obama’s America, was designed to keep Barack Obama from being re-elected. America is his attempt to prevent Hillary Clinton from being elected in 2016, wrapped in an attack on the progressive movement.
At a time when corporate power and profits are at record highs, America the movie argues that America the country is being led down the road to national “suicide” and socialist tyranny in a plan that was conceived by organizer Saul Alinsky and is being carried out by Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. Central to this ostensible long-term leftist scheme to bring about American decline, D'Souza claims, is an effort to convince Americans to be ashamed of the country’s history so that they will support a reduced role for America in the world.
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