Paul Gordon Collier
Dinesh D’Souza’s America breaks the two-week record for political documentaries, beating out liberal icon Michael Moore’s Roger and Me.
The limited-release documentary has grossed $8.3 million, moving it ahead of Roger and Me, the former number one grossing political documentary after two weeks. It has moved into seventh all-time and climbing faster than any other political documentary, including Roger and Me.
The fact that a conservative political documentary has unseated a liberal documentary was not lost on politicos from both sides of the left-right divide. The film has also triggered a resurgence of sales for the already-best-selling book of the same name by Dinesh D’Souza. The book has now moved into first place on Amazon’s best-selling list.
Both the movie and the book deconstruct the deconstructionist, liberal view of America, challenging America’s claims to be a beacon for freedom. While neither the movie nor the book offer a Utopian view of America’s history, it takes aim at the liberal perspective that America is an imperialistic power that impedes the development of worldwide equality for all.
Here is the trailer for the film: