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Dinesh D’Souza on Equality

“Conservatives emphasize the equality of rights, and they are quite willing to endure inequalities that are the product of differential capacity or merit. Liberals emphasize the equality of outcomes, and they tend to attribute inequality to the unequal opportunities that have been provided by society.”

— Dinesh D’Souza, Letters to a Young Conservative, “Conservatives vs. Liberals”

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February 22, 2009 · 7:43 pm

Dinesh D’Souza on American Conservatism

“Being a conservative in America means conserving the principles of the American Revolution… Paradoxically, American conservatism seeks to conserve a certain kind of liberalism! It means fighting to uphold the classical liberalism of the founding from assault by liberalism of a different sort.”

— Dinesh D’Souza, Letters to a Young Conservative, “Conservatives vs. Liberals”

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February 22, 2009 · 7:37 pm

Dinesh D’Souza on Freedom & Virtue

“Conservatives defend freedom not because they believe in the right to do as you please, but because freedom is the precondition for virtue. It is only when people choose freely that they can choose the good. Without freedom there is no virtue: A coerced virtue is no virtue at all.”

— Dinesh D’Souza, Letters to a Young Conservative, “The Libertarian Temptation”

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February 22, 2009 · 7:31 pm