Architects of Decline: Review of Dinesh D'Souza's New Book
By Rachel Alexander, on August 9th, 2014
New York Timesbestselling author Dinesh D’Souza has written a chilling book, which is also a major motion picture, revealing how the left is deliberately diminishing America’s status as a superpower by undermining it from within. As America is declining, other countries are increasing in prowess, most notably China, Russia, India and Brazil. The spirit of 1776 has been replaced by the spirit of 1968 – the progressive spirit.
D’Souza warns inAmerica: Imagine a World Without Her, that it is imperative that America remains a superpower, because unlike other countries, it is inherently good; the “kindest, gentlest superpower in world history.” America never engaged in colonialism as did European powers. America is the one country that helped successfully rebuild destroyed nations after the World Wars; it engages in philanthropy not theft, successfully turning Japan and German into free countries. America doesn’t exploit the poorer countries. Employing the Chinese at low wages in that backward economy is actually gradually bringing them up out of poverty and into the middle class, and reduces the need for them to flee to more prosperous countries.
D’Souza thoroughly refutes the notion that the U.S. stole land from the Indians and Mexicans. He speculates, “if America stole the land from the Sioux, didn’t the Sioux steal the land from the Cheyenne and other tribes?” Although Indians died in great numbers after exposure to Western diseases, it wasn’t genocide because it wasn’t intentional. He notes that the Indians, Mexicans and blacks are better off today due to the arrival of Columbus and Western civilization. The Incas and Aztecs were bloodthirsty and made human sacrifices of themselves. He discredits the “myth of Aztlan,” observing that the Aztecs didn’t even live in the southwestern U.S., but farther south, in present-day Mexico.