Kevin Drum asks the right question:
Are these guys in a contest to see who can write the most moronic book? Or what?
Kevin was specifically referring to The Enemy at Home by Dinesh D’Souza:
In THE ENEMY AT HOME, bestselling author Dinesh D’Souza makes the startling claim that the 9/11 attacks and other terrorist acts around the world can be directly traced to the ideas and attitudes perpetrated by America’s cultural left. D’Souza shows that liberals – people like Hillary Clinton, Ted Kennedy, Barney Frank, Bill Moyers, and Michael Moore – are responsible for fostering a culture that angers and repulses not just Muslim countries but also traditional and religious societies around the world. Their outspoken opposition to American foreign policy – including the way the Bush administration is conducting the war on terror – contributes to the growing hostility, encouraging people both at home and abroad to blame America for the problems of the world. He argues that it is not our exercise of freedom that enrages our enemies, but our abuse of that freedom – from the sexual liberty of women to the support of gay marriage, birth control, and no-fault divorce, to the aggressive exportation of our vulgar, licentious popular culture.
I haven’t purchased Ramesh Ponnuru’s The Party of Death either and will skip Jonah Goldberg’s Liberal Fascism when it comes out. It’s bad enough reading their moronic opeds, but an entire book? That one would have to pay for?
Something tells me, however, that their books do well in those caves on the border of Afghanistan and Pakistan. After all, 9/11 was our fault not theirs according to Dinesh D’Souza. Unbelievable!