Tag Archives: Ilana Mercer

Interview with the Paleolibertarian

Interview with the Paleolibertarian Big League Politics meets Ilana Mercer BIG LEAGUE POLITICS: Being a preeminent paleolibertarian thinker today, how would you define paleolibertarianism and how does it differ from standard paleoconservatism? ILANA MERCER: First, let’s define libertarianism. Libertarianism is concerned … Continue reading

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Keeping up with the Kushners

Keeping up with the Kushners  by Ilana Mercer  In itself, criminal justice reform for non-violent offenders is not anathema to Trump’s libertarian supporters. For what it symbolizes in the broader political context, however, the passing of the First Step Act—as … Continue reading

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Their Best are Yet to Come

Their Best are Yet to Come by Ilana Mercer The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) used to trace outbreaks to Patient Zero, the index case—the first patient to get, then transmit, a disease. But is this government agency … Continue reading

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Let’s Mobilize Stone Throwers

Let’s Mobilize Stone Throwers By Ilana Mercer In the United States, even Customs and Border Protection apologizes for doing its job. CBP is supposed to “protect[s] the public from dangerous people and materials attempting to cross the border …” On … Continue reading

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Public Flogging, a Modest Proposal

Public Flogging, a Modest Proposal By Ilana Mercer In the title of his magisterial novel, Fyodor Dostoevsky paired “Crime and Punishment,” not crime and pardons, or crime and “Civics lessons,” amnesty and asylum. Punishment must closely follow a crime in order to … Continue reading

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Slate’s Slanders

Slate’s Slanders By Ilana Mercer When Slate Magazine went after President Trump’s former speech writer, Darren Beattie, it chose to libel this writer, as well. That’s a bully’s calculus: if you can, why not ruin the reputation of another individual, just for … Continue reading

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Apartheid, in Perspective, 2

Apartheid, in Perspective, 2 By Ilana Mercer Monomaniacal Westerners—they have one thing on their minds: it begins with an “R”—have come to think and speak of apartheid as a theory of white supremacy. It was not. The policy of “separate … Continue reading

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How to Philosophise with a Hammer

How to Philosophise with a Hammer By Ilana Mercer The late Charles Krauthammer was right about the rules of good writing. The use of the first-person pronoun in opinion writing is a cardinal sin. To get a sense of how … Continue reading

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Saving America

Saving America By Ilana Mercer By now, most Americans, for or against, get the idea. All an individual or family need do to live in America, and off the avails of the American taxpayer, is to arrive at an approved … Continue reading

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The Party’s Over

The Party’s Over by Ilana Mercer No good deed goes unpunished. Jeff Sessions wants to restore to America the “sound principles of asylum” and long-standing tenets of immigration law, abandoned by American leaders over the decades. That makes the attorney … Continue reading

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