BACK IN THE 1970S, RICHARD PRYOR HAD A routine about a group of Asian boat people being introduced to American life. Lesson No. 1: How to pronounce what is now commonly known as the N word.

Last week a real-life version of Pryor's comedy sketch was played out among a rarefied band of right-wing intellectuals. At its center: Dinesh D'Souza, a 34-year-old Indian-born conservative wunderkind who has made a name for himself by bashing women, gays and minorities ever since he presided over the Dartmouth Review, a fecklessly racist student publication, in the early '80s. Today he is a case study...

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