In her latest Forbes column, Reason Foundation Senior Analyst Shikha Dalmia explains why Dinesh D'Souza's allegation that Barack Obama is a closet anti-colonialist is totally off-base. Obama simply can't regard American consumption as the source of Third World poverty while at the same time be boosting American consumption through his economic policies. So why is D'Souza making such demonstrably baseless accusations? As Dalmia writes:
Writers these days are supposed to cultivate a niche, and D'Souza seems to have homesteaded the intellectual goofiness spot all for himself. His post-9/11 tract, The Enemy at Home, which blamed American sexual decadence for inspiring the Twin Tower attacks, was so out of left—or, was it, right?—field that even his team members abandoned him. And so far D'Souza's Forbes piece has inspired the same reception—a collective "huh?"—from allies and opponents alike.