[bksvol-discuss] Re: Wishlist Request

Dinesh D'Souza is an absolutely terrific author of non-fiction, essay and
opinion works.  I haven't read this book yet but I feel confident that I can
recommend it to anyone, no matter their position on the topic, as the issues
will be masterfully explained and beautifully described.  He is often a
guest on Book TV (CSPAN 2 on weekends) and is a regular contributor to the
Washington Post and manages to criticize his "friends" and celebrate his
"opponents" when he thinks they are either right or wrong.

He told my favorite anecdote of his in a Book TV lecture and, I paraphrase:
"I [D'Sosa speaking in the first person] was flying back to Washington from
my family home in India.  I was seated beside a young and seemingly well
educated young Indian man.  We started a conversation and he said that he
had been awarded his green card and that he was permanently relocating to
the US.  I thought for a moment and asked why he wanted to move to America.
The young man replied, 'I want to live where the poor people are fat.'" 


Chris Hofstader
CUNY, BSO, ATG, Odds and Ends
email: cdh@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Blog: http://www.blindconfidential.blogspot.com
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I suspect this might already be on somebody's "to sadz' 
list--it's come out recently and looks quite good, actually.  If 
anyone isn't already planning to, it would be great if anyone 
could scan "What's So Great About Christianity?" by Dinesh 
D'Souza.  As I said, this one looks quite nice.

Kelby

Doomed Dragon

It is quite easy for me to think of a God of love mainly because 
I grew up in a family where love was central and where lovely 
relationships were ever present.  It is quite easy for me to 
think of the universe as basically friendly mainly because of my 
uplifting hereditary and environmental circumstances.  It is 
quite easy for me to lean more toward optimism than pessimism 
about human nature mainly because of my childhood experiences.  
It is impossible to get at the roots of one's religious attitudes 
without taking in account the psychological and historical 
factors that play upon the individual.
  --Martin Luther King, Jr.
  If the people who started wars didn't make them sacred, who 
would be foolish enough to fight?

--Rhett Butler

  True or false, that which is said of men often occupies as 
important a place in their lives, and above all in their 
destinies, as that which they do.

--Victor Hugo

It is not true that the saints and the great contemplatives never 
loved created things, and had no understanding or appreciation of 
the world, with its sights and sounds and the people living in 
it.  They loved everything and everyone.

--Thomas Merton



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