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A Writer’s Writer in an Age of Mediocrity

A Writer’s Writer in an Age of Mediocrity Ilana Mercer on H.L. Mencken H.L. Mencken, a contrarian polemicist and consummate critic, who wrote prolifically from 1899 until 1948, may no longer seem relevant, but the fault would not be his. … Continue reading

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Lockdown: a Libertarian Perspective

Lockdown: a Libertarian Perspective by Ilana Mercer The other day I was running up a mountain. Two people were walking down it. I quickly crossed over, so as not to expirate over them. To my surprise, they thanked me profusely. … Continue reading

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Covidiocy

Covidiocy Ilana Mercer on coronavirus conspiracy theories Government is bad enough. There is no need to explain its workings using conjecture and fantasy. The facts about it suffice. In particular, imputing garden variety government evils to conspiracies is based on … Continue reading

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Will Chile Join the Shithole Country Club?

Will Chile Join the Shithole Country Club? by Ilana Mercer Chile is the jewel of Latin America. In 2014, it even surpassed the U.S. on the Index of Economic Freedom, ranking 7th to America’s 12th. Since 1990, economic growth in … Continue reading

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From Wuhan with Love

From Wuhan with Love Covid-19. Ilana Mercer discerns some chinks in our armour When in doubt as to just how remiss your government was, see what Israel has done to protect its nationals from the coronavirus pandemic. Taking its cues … Continue reading

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Democracy Dies in Diversity

Democracy Dies in Diversity by Ilana Mercer  “Dissatisfaction with democracy within developed countries is at its highest level in almost 25 years,” say researchers at the University of Cambridge. “The UK and the United States had particularly high levels of … Continue reading

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Multiculturalism gives Whites the Elbow

Multiculturalism gives Whites the Elbow by Ilana Mercer America is “a society that is and always has been multiethnic and polyglot,” burbled David Frum, in a 2016 exposition. It’s a refrain repeated by centrists like David French, by lefties and … Continue reading

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Learn before you Lead

Learn before you Lead Ilana Mercer tutors young conservatives To judge by their writing, the youngsters who’ve been given the run of the conservative op-ed pages, pixelated and printed, know little about how socialism differs from capitalism. To their credit, … Continue reading

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Texas Sings the Blues

Texas Sings the Blues  Ilana Mercer does demography Democrats, reports the Economist, “think they might win Texas in 2020.” Demographers, being mostly Democrats, credit Donald Trump. One of them, he’s from Rice University in Houston, claimed that Trump was the “worst … Continue reading

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White-Hating Politics

White-Hating Politics By Ilana Mercer  In “It’s Not ‘Identity Politics,’ It’s Anti-White Politics,” I questioned whether the term “identity politics” vaguely comports with our racial politics on terra firma. The answer was a resounding “no.” For, “Whatever is convulsing the … Continue reading

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