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Former White House advisor speaks Wednesday

March 20, 2004

KALAMAZOO--Author and Reagan administration policy advisor Dinesh D'Souza will speak at Western Michigan University on Wednesday, March 24, at 7:30 p.m. in Room 2302 of Sangren Hall. The lecture is free and open to the public.

D'Souza's presentation is titled "What's So Great About America" and will be based on his recent book by the same name. His visit to campus is sponsored by the College Republicans at WMU and Young America's Foundation.

"The speech will examine various critiques of America, including the Islamic critique and the multicultural critique," says Matt Hall, president of College Republicans at WMU. "He makes the case for an intelligent patriotism, based on an understanding of what makes America unique in the world."

D'Souza's earlier books include the New York Times bestseller "Illiberal Education" and "The End of Racism," "Ronald Reagan: How an Ordinary Man Became an Extraordinary Leader," "The Virtue of Prosperity: Finding Values in an Age of Techno Affluence," and most recently "Letters to a Young Conservative." His articles on culture and politics have appeared in Vanity Fair, Forbes, Harper's, Wall Street Journal, Atlantic Monthly, Washington Post and New York Times, and he has been featured on numerous radio and television programs, including "This Week with David Brinkley," "Nightline," "Crossfire," "Firing Line," "Good Morning America" and "Politically Incorrect."

From 1987 to 1988, D'Souza served as a senior domestic policy analyst at the White House during the administration of then-President Ronald Reagan. He is now the Robert and Karen Rishwain Fellow at the Hoover Institution. D'Souza graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Dartmouth College in 1983.

For more information, contact Matt Hall at 248 895-8228 or <m1hall@wmich.edu>.

Media contact: Thom Myers, 269 387-8400, thom.myers@wmich.edu


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