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Who is killing America? Is it really Donald Trump and a GOP filled with white supremacists? In a major new work of historical revisionism, Dinesh D’Souza makes the provocative case that Democrats are the ones killing America by turning it into a massive nanny state modeled on the Southern plantation system.

This sweeping alternative history of the Democratic Party goes back to its foundations in the antebellum South. The slaveholding elite devised the plantation as a means of organizing labor and political support. It was a mini welfare state, a cradle to grave system that bred dependency and punished any urge to independence. This model impressed northern Democrats, inspiring the political machines that traded government handouts for votes from ethnic immigrant blocs.

Today''s Democrats have expanded to a multiracial plantation of ghettos for blacks, barrios for Latinos, and reservations for Native Americans. Whites are the only holdouts resisting full dependency, and so they are blamed for the bigotry and racial exploitation that is actually perpetrated by the left.

Death of a Nation''
s bracing alternative vision of American history explains the Democratic Party''s dark past, reinterprets the roles of figures like Van Buren, FDR and LBJ, and exposes the hidden truth that racism comes not from Trump or the conservative right but rather from Democrats and progressives on the left.

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DINESH D''SOUZA has had a prominent career as a writer, scholar, public intellectual, and filmmaker. Born in India, D’SOUZA came to the U.S. as an exchange student at the age of 17 and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Dartmouth College. The author of many bestselling books― Illiberal Education, Obama’s America, America and The Big Lie―he is also the creator of three of the top ten highest-grossing political documentaries ever made.

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Gymbeaux
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Reviewed in the United States on August 27, 2018
Posted Perspective: I am 73 years old, went to public schools in the 50’s and 60’s and like most kids of that era we took classes on history and civics. My history classes consisted mostly of American history, in fact I do not remember ever taking any courses on World... See more
Posted Perspective: I am 73 years old, went to public schools in the 50’s and 60’s and like most kids of that era we took classes on history and civics. My history classes consisted mostly of American history, in fact I do not remember ever taking any courses on World History. Our civics classes dealt mostly with government organization as it was in the 50’s and 60’s, not how it grew to the massive government we now live with. With that being the case, I can assure you that nowhere in my recollection of my training in history was I ever exposed to some of the details contained in D’Souza’s book(s). For me it was an eye-opener! The following paragraphs in quotes are taken directly from the book. I thought that a direct quote referring to something you the reader may or may not know would be the best example of the facts contained in the book. The following six paragraphs are as they appear in the book in the order they were presented. Fact check them if you don’t believe them.

“The magnificent scope of Republican Reconstruction can be seen in three landmark constitutional amendments: the Thirteenth Amendment abolishing slavery; the Fourteenth Amendment extending equal rights under the law to all citizens; and the Fifteenth Amendment granting blacks the right to vote. These amendments went beyond unbinding the slave and making him a freeman; they also made him a U.S. citizen with the right to cast his ballot and to the full and equal protection of the laws.

These amendments represented the most important moment for American constitutionalism since the Constitution was first drafted and ratified. The entire civil rights movement of the 1960s would be impossible without them.

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 relied heavily on the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 on the Fifteenth Amendment.

Yet progressive (those left of the political center) historical accounts as well as progressive textbooks say very little about the debate over the Thirteenth, Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments. The reason becomes obvious when we break down the partisan vote on those amendments. One might have thought that after the Civil War, the Thirteenth Amendment would be a fait accompli. One might expect that every Democrat—at least every Northern Democrat represented in Congress—would now vote for it. In fact, only sixteen of eighty Democrats did.

Let’s pause to digest that for a minute. Even in the aftermath of the Civil War, so strong was their attachment to the plantation that an overwhelming majority of Northern Democrats refused to vote to permanently end slavery. Again, we are speaking of Northern Democrats; Southern Democrats who may have been expected to vote against the amendment were not permitted to vote at all. And when the Thirteenth Amendment went to the states for ratification, only Republican states carried by Lincoln voted for it; Democratic states that went for McClellan all voted no.

On the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments, the Democratic Party’s performance was even more disgraceful. Not a single Democrat, either in the House or the Senate, voted for either amendment. To repeat, these were not Southern Democrats who were excluded from voting; these were Northern Democrats so averse to extending equal rights under law or voting rights to blacks that not a single one of them could bring himself to vote for either measure. So the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments can be considered exclusively Republican achievements, since no Democrats contributed to making them part of the Constitution.”

The book is filled with such FACTS that anyone can fact check. The Death of a Nation is a history book that I doubt a great many Americans such as me have ever heard before. I remember the Civil War taking up a short section in our text books and it basically read that there was a war where a lot of people were killed and it involved the North fighting the South and visa versa over the subject of slavery and that the North won the war. Before you say I am wrong on the brevity of that statement, ask yourself about how much YOU know about the Civil War as it was taught in schools not what you might have later read in books or watched in a documentary?

This is a tremendous read! It is also a disheartening read. It shows America as it was as it was being built and molded. What you read about on almost every page will turn your stomach.

If you consider yourself left of center you probably will NOT read the book or watch the movie and therein is the problem. Those who make that decision will continue with a belief system that may be based on flawed and misleading information. Those to the right of center will read and/or watch the movie and they may be surprised as I was as to how bad American history was “back in the day.” After all these years, a lot has not gotten much better as D’Souza points out.

I have read many Twitter posts of people who criticize the book/movie claiming that the facts contained in each are lies told by D’Souza. But in all of their posts, no one has ever given even one example of such a lie contained in the book/movie. They assume he is lying but provide no proof and that is the worst kind of criticism. People do not seem to understand that he pendulum swings in both directions. What people on the Left of Center believe to be permissible behavior by those Left of Center could very easily be on the receiving end of such treatment when the pendulum evenutally swings in the other direction.

Who should read the book? Every American from the 5th grade and above and especially those who call themselves Democrats. I grew up in a Democratic city in Ohio. I actually liked what I saw in JFK but the Democratic Party depicted in this book is NOT the party of JFK but instead has become an extension of Woodrow Wilson, FDR and more recently LBJ and Obama. If you fact check the book you will understand why that particular legacy is not a good thing. Would I read the book again? Probably not; don’t need to read it twice to understand it. I will go see the movie. Would I give the book as a gift? That is a great question because someone buying it as a gift may be just wasting their money if the recipient makes no attempt to read it. Again, anyone left of the political center will most likely choose NOT to read it and some will even criticize it; both definitely their loss.
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Fantastic. If you want to know the true history ...
Reviewed in the United States on August 15, 2018
Fantastic.
If you want to know the true history of the democratic party and history of racisim in our country this is a must read.
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Excellent summary of a long history
Reviewed in the United States on August 23, 2018
This book coupled with his other recent tome "The Big Lie", outlines a long history of obfuscation and psychological projection by the Democratic party. Something they are currently beginning to reveal more clearly in their statements and actions. The reading goes quickly.... See more
This book coupled with his other recent tome "The Big Lie", outlines a long history of obfuscation and psychological projection by the Democratic party. Something they are currently beginning to reveal more clearly in their statements and actions. The reading goes quickly. I strongly recommend this book.
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Chris Hollinger
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Great Read
Reviewed in the United States on August 12, 2018
Dinesh does it again. Dinesh lays out the truth behing the Democratic, their racist history and the urban plantations that they now run in cities like Chicago, New York and Los Angeles.
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markld
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Wow!
Reviewed in the United States on November 4, 2018
Before watching the movie on a DVD, I thought I was in for perhaps a documentary based on hype and maybe it will have an element of cheesiness. Well... 20 minutes into the movies, I found it well put together, coherent, plausible, believable, cohesive, concise,... See more
Before watching the movie on a DVD, I thought I was in for perhaps a documentary based on hype and maybe it will have an element of cheesiness. Well...

20 minutes into the movies, I found it well put together, coherent, plausible, believable, cohesive, concise, in everyway possible. D''Souza is one very smart man, and it shows.

The quality of the visual elements, the plot, the choice of news clips, the people he chose to showcase, and back up his ideas, all were wonderful. This movie intrigued me and kept my interest through out. I was never bored or uninterested.

I liked how D''Souza tied it all together about what is the big lie. I was drawn into the movie because it''s truthful and believable. It is not cheesey, nor hype, nor is it ever pandering.

I was continued to be amazed at the timing sequence of this movie. It was well written and well planned out.

All in all, in my mind I had a concern that this documentary, in movie form, would fall flat, maybe be a little cheesey or not true to the book. Frequently, I read a book and the movie based on that book, falls flat, falls way short of being true to the book. I read the D''Souza''s book Death of a Nation, in print form and on Audible, both outstanding!
Well to conclude the movie was true to the book. The movie was outstanding. Bravo!
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Great addendum to the movie
Reviewed in the United States on August 16, 2018
Picks up where the movie left off with sources and additional information.
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Mike G
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Great book and movie
Reviewed in the United States on August 10, 2018
Great movie (just saw it tonight) great book.
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Lynn
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Excellent book
Reviewed in the United States on August 13, 2018
Denish D''Souza writes very well and his accounts of what really happened can be traced and proven. I learned more about our forefathers and slavery then I thought I knew. If you are seeking the truth not as the history books or the fake media report read this book and then... See more
Denish D''Souza writes very well and his accounts of what really happened can be traced and proven. I learned more about our forefathers and slavery then I thought I knew. If you are seeking the truth not as the history books or the fake media report read this book and then go see the movie. You will be educated in the real truth
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A political history of the long information war between the Dems and Republicans
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 1, 2018
As a UK citizen many of the famous names of the US political story are unfamiliar but Dinesh exhaustively draws attention to the public utterances and actions over a very long period of time that reveal how the Dems supported slavery and resisted its abolition'' The...See more
As a UK citizen many of the famous names of the US political story are unfamiliar but Dinesh exhaustively draws attention to the public utterances and actions over a very long period of time that reveal how the Dems supported slavery and resisted its abolition'' The Republican side is revealed as being the champions of emancipation and equal rights under the law for all US citizens. The continued Dem support for welfare dependence and racial division in the modern era is also exposed. All this completely goes against the narrative I was brought up with where the opposite was held to be true. I found it very convincing and as is often the case it''s the over the top condemnation of this book by its critics that give a clue to its truthfulness. The more you know, the more you know. Seems odd that at the time of writing there are only 3 reviews of this bestseller ....
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Pinning the racist tail
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 4, 2018
Dinesh D’Souza was imprisoned under former president Obama for a minor offence. Now, pardoned by president Trump, D’Souza has come out fighting. In his sensibly argued and very well sourced book, he shows that the democrats were and still are the party of racism. He lays...See more
Dinesh D’Souza was imprisoned under former president Obama for a minor offence. Now, pardoned by president Trump, D’Souza has come out fighting. In his sensibly argued and very well sourced book, he shows that the democrats were and still are the party of racism. He lays out the old slave planation mentality of the democrats, and its modern counterpart, the ‘urban plantation’. The main thrust of the book involves revealing the Northern democrat creation of a plantation-style, dependency-culture originally amongst immigrants. That is, grouping people together as a collective and bribing them with goodies in exchange for their vote. Be it the ‘black’ or ‘Hispanic’ vote or ‘LGBT’ vote, these groups are first offered protection then advantages, making them dependent and, in turn, dependable slaves to the democrat’s will to power. Dinesh D’Souza is a powerful writer and film-maker. In this book he pins the racist tail not on the republican elephant but on the democrat donkey.
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Real history
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 9, 2019
This book is for all you people who thought the Nazis and Mussolini were right fascists. The Nazis got all their rules from the American Democrats and FDR was an adherent of fascism and Mussolini ; bet you never knew that! This is a must read, well documented and backed up....See more
This book is for all you people who thought the Nazis and Mussolini were right fascists. The Nazis got all their rules from the American Democrats and FDR was an adherent of fascism and Mussolini ; bet you never knew that! This is a must read, well documented and backed up. Dinesh D''souza is brilliant!
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The unknown history of America
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 14, 2020
Dinesh D''Souza informs the uniformed. His book told me things that I would not have dreamed could be possible. Well worth reading if you want to be informed about the American politics past and present.
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Vastly increased my understanding.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 6, 2018
A very informative book which has vastly increased my understanding of American history.
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2021 Death of online sale a Nation: Plantation Politics and popular the Making of the Democratic Party outlet sale

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2021 Death of online sale a Nation: Plantation Politics and popular the Making of the Democratic Party outlet sale

2021 Death of online sale a Nation: Plantation Politics and popular the Making of the Democratic Party outlet sale

2021 Death of online sale a Nation: Plantation Politics and popular the Making of the Democratic Party outlet sale

2021 Death of online sale a Nation: Plantation Politics and popular the Making of the Democratic Party outlet sale

2021 Death of online sale a Nation: Plantation Politics and popular the Making of the Democratic Party outlet sale

2021 Death of online sale a Nation: Plantation Politics and popular the Making of the Democratic Party outlet sale

2021 Death of online sale a Nation: Plantation Politics and popular the Making of the Democratic Party outlet sale

2021 Death of online sale a Nation: Plantation Politics and popular the Making of the Democratic Party outlet sale

2021 Death of online sale a Nation: Plantation Politics and popular the Making of the Democratic Party outlet sale

2021 Death of online sale a Nation: Plantation Politics and popular the Making of the Democratic Party outlet sale

2021 Death of online sale a Nation: Plantation Politics and popular the Making of the Democratic Party outlet sale

2021 Death of online sale a Nation: Plantation Politics and popular the Making of the Democratic Party outlet sale

2021 Death of online sale a Nation: Plantation Politics and popular the Making of the Democratic Party outlet sale

2021 Death of online sale a Nation: Plantation Politics and popular the Making of the Democratic Party outlet sale

2021 Death of online sale a Nation: Plantation Politics and popular the Making of the Democratic Party outlet sale

2021 Death of online sale a Nation: Plantation Politics and popular the Making of the Democratic Party outlet sale

2021 Death of online sale a Nation: Plantation Politics and popular the Making of the Democratic Party outlet sale

2021 Death of online sale a Nation: Plantation Politics and popular the Making of the Democratic Party outlet sale

2021 Death of online sale a Nation: Plantation Politics and popular the Making of the Democratic Party outlet sale

2021 Death of online sale a Nation: Plantation Politics and popular the Making of the Democratic Party outlet sale

2021 Death of online sale a Nation: Plantation Politics and popular the Making of the Democratic Party outlet sale

2021 Death of online sale a Nation: Plantation Politics and popular the Making of the Democratic Party outlet sale

2021 Death of online sale a Nation: Plantation Politics and popular the Making of the Democratic Party outlet sale

2021 Death of online sale a Nation: Plantation Politics and popular the Making of the Democratic Party outlet sale