In THE ENEMY AT HOME, bestselling author Dinesh Dâ€™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 Americaâ€™s cultural left.
Dâ€™Souza shows that liberalsâ€”people like Hillary Clinton, Ted Kennedy, Barney Frank, Bill Moyers, and Michael Mooreâ€”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 policyâ€”including the way the Bush administration is conducting the war on terrorâ€”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 freedomâ€”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.
The cultural wars at home and the global war on terror are usually viewed as separate problems. In this groundbreaking book, Dâ€™Souza shows that they are one and the same. It is only by curtailing the leftâ€™s attacks on religion, family, and traditional values that we can persuade moderate Muslims and others around the world to cooperate with us and begin to shun the extremists in their own countries.
Extremely related cartoon from October 2001 here.