"Hard hitting" doesn’t begin to express the sheer power of Ilana’s thoughts and words. --Walter Block, Harold E. Wirth eminent scholar endowed chair in economics at the college of business administration, Loyola University, New Orleans, and author of eight books, including the libertarian classic, Defending the Undefendable
"Ilana writes with the passion and logical clarity of Ayn Rand, the devotion to liberty of a Jefferson or Madison…" --Thomas J. Dilorenzo, professor of economics, Loyola College, Maryland, and author of The Real Lincoln
"Ilana’s insights stand out like a beacon in a vast sea of punditry, always witty and incisive, never predictable..." --Joseph Farah, founder of WorldNetDaily.com
"…a mind fearlessly in pursuit of analytical truth...in Ilana Mercer, the passion for justice lives on." --Peter Brimelow, editor of VDARE.com, and best-selling author of Alien Nation: Common Sense About America’s Immigration Disaster
Ms. Mercer’s collection of essays is a model of how libertarian insights can and should be applied to current affairs. --David Conway, emeritus professor of philosophy, Middlesex University, England, and author of Classical Liberalism: the Unvanquished Ideal
This remarkably insightful polemicist, and extraordinary cultural commentator, understands that a free society cannot be sustained in an unthinking culture. --Chris Matthew Sciabarra, visiting scholar, Department of Politics, New York University, and the author of Ayn Rand: The Russian Radical
Unlike the narcoleptic "conservative" columns in the national press, this collection is truly explosive. --Paul Gottfried, professor of humanities, Elizabethtown College, and the author of Multiculturalism and the Politics of Guilt
Ilana’s book demonstrates that she is a true warrior—a modern day Joan of Arc—in the fight for freedom. --Aaron Russo, noted Hollywood producer and former libertarian presidential candidate.
About the Author
Ilana Mercer is a US-based columnist and author. Mercer wrote a well-read weekly column covering politics, economy, and culture for WorldNetDaily.com, a leading independent newssite. The column—praised for the breadth of topics it covered, the depth of the treatment they received, and the style of the prose—was highly regarded among conservatives and libertarians, in particular. She now writes a regular column for the libertarian Antiwar.com.
Mercer has written for the Foundation for Economic Education's Ideas on Liberty and for Insight On the News (an affiliate of the Washington Times), for which she has also penned essays in symposia debating intellectual property. Her work has appeared in the Financial Post, the Globe and Mail (Canada's National Newspaper), the Ottawa Citizen, the Vancouver Sun, the Report Newsmagazine, the London-based Jewish Chronicle, the Colorado Gazette, the Orange County Register, and The American Spectator. Mercer’s commentary has also featured on freedom-oriented web sites such as the Ludwig von Mises Institute, the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, Laissez Faire City Times, LewRockwell.com, Free-Market.Net, Antiwar.com, and VDARE.com.