When the news broke that Dinesh D’Souza, the mastermind behind the hit movie “Obama: 2016”, would step down from the presidency of King’s College because he engaged himself to a young woman before legally filing for divorce from his wife of 20 years, I was more sad than angry.
I would not be writing to you about any of this except for the peculiar defense that Dinesh himself made of his own actions, and the light it sheds on the state of all our marriage vows, especially within Christian communities.
A little background:
Dinesh D’Souza graduated from Dartmouth the year after I graduated from Yale. I never knew him well, but all of us Yale conservatives were cheered by the upstart founders of the Dartmouth Review, who as a group have gone on to great prominence.
No media star flew higher than Dinesh’s (unless maybe it was his fellow Dartmouth Review alum Laura Ingraham).