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Tom Sowell Views Dinesh D’Souza’s Movie 2016

Thomas Sowell

Dinesh D’Souza’s best-selling book, “The Roots of Obama’s Rage,” is the basis for the movie entitled 2016. I have not read the book nor seen the movie. Nor is the movie shown in many locations. Reviews are beginning to appear on the internet, although the background of most reviewers is mostly unknown to me.

When Thomas Sowell viewed the movie and wrote his opinions, I was interested for I think I know Dr. Sowell and respect very much his opinion. Here is his column:

A Powerful Movie

Years, and sometimes decades, pass between my visits to movie theaters. But I drove 30 miles to see the movie “2016,” based on Dinesh D’Souza’s best-selling book, “The Roots of Obama’s Rage.” Where I live is so politically correct that such a movie would not even be mentioned, much less shown.

Every seat in the theater was filled, even though there had been an earlier showing that day, and more showings were scheduled for the rest of the afternoon and evening. I had to sit on a staircase in the balcony, but it was worth it.

The audience was riveted. You could barely hear a sound from them, or detect a movement, and certainly not smell popcorn. Yet the movie had no bombast, no violence, no sex and no spectacular visual effects.

The documentary itself was fascinating, as Dinesh D’Souza presented the story of Barack

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