Dinesh D'Souza, a former Reagan Administration policy analyst, is one of the most recognized conservative thinkers in the country.
From his bio:
D'Souza has been called one of the "top young public-policy makers in the country" by Investor’s Business Daily. The New York Times Magazine named him one of America's most influential conservative thinkers. The World Affairs Council lists him as one of the nation's 500 leading authorities on international issues.