controversy. This time the focus of these disputes
is not foreign war or domestic partisanship but the
politics of race and sex-in student recruitment and
social life, and in faculty hiring and curriculum.
Few people have succeeded in ventilating these issues
to the wider world so well as Dinesh D'Souza, the third
and final speaker in the Gould and Salvatori centers'
series on "The Common Good: Unifying Elements in
the American Experience." D'Souza, a research fellow
at the American Enterprise Institute and former White
House domestic policy analyst, is the author of the
controversial best-seller, Illiberal Education: The Politics of
Race and Sex on Campus (1991). Now in its sixth printing,
D'Souza's book argues that multiculturalism and
preferential-treatment admissions policies produce not
enlightened harmony but ignorance, intolerance, and
racism on campus. And D'Souza warns that the
rhetorical excesses and coercive tactics of the Politically
Correct confront us with nothing less than a struggle for
the soul of the American academy.
Dinesh D'Souza graduated Phi Beta Kappa from
Dartmouth College in 1983, where he was editor of The
Dartmouth Review. He has written for Harpers, The
Atlantic, Vanity Fair, and The Wall Street Journal, and he is
currently editor of Crisis magazine.
Please join us for Mr. D'Souza's lively talk at 7:00
p.m., preceded by a reception at 5:30 and dinner at 6:00.