A year ago I wrote a blog about a book called What's So Great About Christianity, written by Dinesh D'Souza.
Dinesh first came to America at the age of seventeen as an exchange student from India. After making the decision to stay in America following high school graduation, he went on to Dartmouth College. At age 26, Dinesh was advising President Reagan on issues such as civil rights, constitutional questions, and AIDS. He also served as John M. Olin Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and the Robert and Karen Rishwain Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.
He has written several books, including Illiberal Education: The Politics of Race and Sex on Campus, What's So Great About America, Letters to a Young Conservative, and The Enemy at Home. (You can read more about Dinesh at his website, www.dineshdsouza.com)
Dinesh will be coming to my home church, Good Shepherd Community Church, this weekend, October 18-19. I'm looking forward to hearing him speak. Please feel free to come, if you're in our neck of the woods (Boring, Oregon—yeah, it's a real town; there used to be a "Boring Pastors Fellowship Group."). We plan on being there Saturday night, and hanging out with Dinesh that evening. If you see us at church, say hi.
Here's eight minutes from a debate between Dinesh and atheist Christopher Hitchens, author of God Is Not Great. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=boH_tJ0mCrU&feature=related
If you want a full 95 minute video debate between the two men, you'll find it well worth watching: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-471219088532317812&hl=en