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Ilana Mercer
Ilana Mercer
Author, The Trump Revolution
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      Ilana Mercer

      Ilana Mercer is a paleolibertarian writer and thinker based in the US. My weekly column was begun in Canada in 1999. I am the author of “The Trump Revolution: The Donald’s Creative Destruction Deconstructed” (June 2016) and “Into The Cannibal’s Pot: Lessons for America From Post-Apartheid South Africa” (2011).

      Her weekly column appears in The Unz Review, Constitution.com, TownHall.com, the British Libertarian Alliance, among others. She also contributes to David Horowitz’s FrontPage Magazine. For years, the “Paleolibertarian Column” featured on in Junge Freiheit, a German weekly of excellence. For 15 years—until March of 2016—she penned WND’s exclusive “Return to Reason” column. Formerly syndicated by Creators Syndicate, she is a fellow at the Jerusalem Institute for Market Studies (an award-winning, independent, non-profit, free-market economic policy think tank).

Truman Would Have Agreed With Trump On The CIA In Syria

6:17 PM 07/24/2017

Said the president: "For some time I have been disturbed by the way CIA has been diverted from its original assignment. It has become an operational and, at times, a policy-making arm of the Government. ... [T]his quiet intelligence arm of the President has been so removed from its intended role that it is being interpreted as a symbol of sinister and mysterious foreign intrigue."

Hiring Another Swamp Creature For The FBI

5:46 PM 07/14/2017

Christopher Wray, President Donald Trump's FBI director nominee, seems a perfectly nice man. But nothing he has said during confirmation hearings on July 12 distinguishes him as someone who would reform Barack Obama’s Islamophilic FBI.

Trump Fends Off “Showboat” Comey And The Federal Zombies

1:50 PM 06/09/2017

He pleaded the case of a loyal soldier, rather than forsake retired US Army lieutenant general Michael Flynn to the mercies of FBI director James Comey. And he asked for loyalty from the congenitally disloyal. You’ll agree: President Donald Trump is being indicted on technicalities and on personal style.

Sanctuary City Mayor Trashes American Hero Robert E. Lee

2:18 PM 05/16/2017

Mayor Mike Signer—who had declared his intention to make Charlottesville, Virginia, the "capital of the resistance" to President Trump and a sanctuary city "to protect immigrants and refugees"—is refusing to protect a symbol saluting one of America's greatest men.

Thanks, POTUS, For Breaking-Up The Annual Correspondents’ Circle Jerk

3:59 PM 05/08/2017

As a newly elected president, Donald Trump was quick to take one of Washington's institutional pillars down a peg. By snubbing the 2017 annual White House Correspondents' Dinner (WHCD), the president deflated what should have been more appropriately called the Sycophants’ Supper. Would that it was the last such supper. For now, the POTUS's slap to this gathering of sycophants this past weekend will have to do.

What Ivanka Wants, Ivanka Gets

10:59 AM 04/13/2017

"Donald Trump must get those kids out of the White House," a blunt South African observer of our politics barked at me, weeks back. "You're looking more and more like us." She was alluding to the nepotism on display in the Trump White House.

Life With Islam And Its Enablers

3:14 PM 04/05/2017

As I write, the Russians are hunting down the perpetrator of an attack on the St. Petersburg subway, in which 11 people were killed and some 45 injured. It took Russian authorities no time at all before an image of a possible culprit was circulated.

Jihad’s Triumph On Westminster Bridge

11:06 AM 03/30/2017

The attacks keep coming. Murder or maiming by Muslims living among us is an almost daily occurrence in the West. The latest was knifeman Khalid Masood, who plowed a car into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge, London, and then proceeded to slash at them with a 12-inch blade. Immoral media counted five dead, with the killer.

Africa: Before And After Colonialism

10:30 PM 03/26/2017

From their plush apartments, over groaning dinner tables, pseudo-intellectuals have the luxury of depicting squalor and sickness as idyllic, primordially peaceful and harmonious. After all, when the affluent relinquish their earthly possessions to return to the simple life, it is always with aid of sophisticated technology and the option to be air-lifted to a hospital if the need arises. Is there any wonder, then, that “the stereotype of colonial history” has been perpetuated by the relatively well-to-do intellectual elite? Theories of exploitation, Marxism for one, originated with Western intellectuals, not with African peasants. It is this clique alone that could afford to pile myth upon myth about a system that had benefited ordinary people.

What Rep. Steve King’s “Racist” Statements Teach

2:10 PM 03/20/2017

Rep. Steve King walked back his remarks with ease. King had told Iowa radio host Jan Mickelson that "we can't restore our civilization with somebody else's babies." The Republican congressman quickly reframed the comments. It was not race he was alluding to, but "our stock, our country, our culture, our civilization." Those sound like proxies for race.