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Product Details

  • Paperback: 346 pages
  • Publisher: Bytech Services (April 24, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0984907017
  • ISBN-13: 978-0984907014
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (107 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #371,180 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"The Western press promptly forgot all about South Africa after Nelson Mandela assumed the presidency. The commissars of allowable opinion pretend atrocities have not been taking place, and smear anyone who mentions them. Ilana Mercer will have none of the lies and omissions of the commissars and the cowards. For the sake of white and black South Africans alike, her compelling account deserves a wide and sympathetic audience." --THOMAS E. WOODS, Ph.D., historian, author of the New York Times best-sellers, "Nullification," "Meltdown," "The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History," and the critically acclaimed, "The Church Confronts Modernity"

"Ilana Mercer calls her book `a labor of love to my homelands, old and new.' The old is South Africa, which the author left in 1995. The new is the U.S.A. In both nations the founding European stock yielded up their dominance in the interests of justice and liberty. Instead of moving to equal citizenship under fair laws, however, both nations - in different style and measure but with similarly dire results - have embraced official tribalism (`multiculturalism') and state-enforced racial favoritism (`affirmative action'). For South Africa the transformation has been fatal - brutally so for victims of the nation's swelling social disorder, as Ms. Mercer documents in heartbreaking detail. For the U.S.A. it is not too late to change course. The lesson of South Africa, if widely known, will help to open American eyes. Here is the lesson, in a compelling and important book." --JOHN DERBYSHIRE, novelist, "National Review" columnist, pop- math writer, author most recently of "We Are Doomed: Reclaiming Conservative Pessimism," and all- round bon vivant

"`The truth shall set you free,' a memorable Biblical phrase tells us. It does not say the truth shall make us comfortable or happy. `Into The Cannibal's Pot' fits this mold: it is an interesting, important, well- written and well-documented book that informs the reader but is likely to upset, perhaps even anger, some or many of them. --THOMAS SZASZ, the author of "The Myth of Mental Illness," "Psychiatry: The Science of Lies," and many other books

"Egalitarianism leads to democracy; democracy leads to socialism; socialism leads to economic destruction; and democratic socialism in multicultural societies leads to death and democide. This, in shocking detail, is what Ilana Mercer illustrates superbly in her case study of post-apartheid South Africa. America's political and intellectual `elites' will ignore this book, because it is politically `incorrect.' We can only do so at our own peril." --HANS-HERMANN HOPPE, Austrian school economist, libertarian political philosopher, emeritus professor of economics, University of Nevada, distinguished fellow, the Ludwig von Mises Institute, author of "Democracy: The God That Failed," and "The Economics and Ethics of Private Property"

"If you want to witness the end result of what in America is called `diversity,' you must read `Into the Cannibal's Pot.' `Diversity' is a euphemism for racial retribution administered mostly by guilty white liberals in universities, corporations, and government. It is a thoroughly collectivist notion that condones punishing the current generation of white males for the sins of the past. It's most extreme form is practiced in post-Apartheid South Africa, and its effects are meticulously documented by Ilana Mercer (who also writes marvelously): rampant black-on-white crime, racist labor laws that have created `The world's most extreme affirmative action program'; the confiscation of private property; economic socialism; state-sponsored terrorism; and, most sickeningly, the idolization of the corrupt and murderous Zimbabwean dictator, Robert Mugabe. The Western media ignore all of this because of their ideological love affair with the communistic African National Congress and, frankly, their support for many of these same policies." --THOMAS J. DILORENZO, professor of economics, Loyola College, Maryland, author of the best-selling "The Real Lincoln," "Lincoln Unmasked," and most recently, "Hamilton's Curse"

"Ilana Mercer's well-documented, encompassing study is at once heartbreaking, infuriating, illuminating and instructive. Ethnic cleansing is underway in the once great nation of South Africa, but Americans hear nothing of it; they are deliberately shielded by the same parties that served to bring it about, the liberal elites in Western governments and the press who believe that white South Africans `have it coming.' It is white guilt and the so-called right of black reprisal extrapolated to ghastly extremes; political correctness on steroids, and all in the name of craven progressive ideology. If the West is ever to occupy anything resembling moral high ground - not to mention avoiding this fate itself - it will have to come to terms with its part in South Africa's demise, and the misery, degradation and naked horror of those who now suffer." --- ERIK RUSH, columnist and author of Negrophilia: From Slave Block to Pedestal-America's Racial Obsession. Erik was the first to break the story of President (then Senator) Barack Obama's ties to the militant, Afrocentric, Chicago preacher Reverend Jeremiah Wright.

"Into the Cannibal's Pot is well-written, courageous, and is clearly a strong socio-political tract on South Africa." --- IRVING LOUIS HOROWITZ, Hannah Arendt distinguished professor emeritus, Rutgers University, New Jersey

"An unflinching take on South Africa. This is well done." --- JED DONAHUE, Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI)

"Into the cannibal's Pot is brilliant, exceeding all my expectations. It is very courageous of Ilana Mercer also to attack the whole notion of 'democracy.' This is a much-needed shot at a holy cow." --- DAN ROODT, Ph.D., noted Afrikaner activist, author, literary critic, director, PRAAG

From the Publisher

This is a book about ideas and ideology. When losing an intellectual argument, there are despicable people who point an accusing finger and shout racism. In our dark times where mob rule and collectivist ideas resonate with so many, this appalling strategy can be very effective. To those who support colorblind civil discourse, rule of law, equality of opportunity, freedom, the golden rule (do unto others as you wish them to do unto you), liberty, freedom of expression and religion and private property rights...regardless of skin color or ethnic background (black, red, white, yellow, brown, green or violet), we extend the hand of friendship. To those who support all forms of thuggery-- including totalitarianism, collectivism, fascism, extremist fundamentalism, unequal treatment under law, income redistribution, nanny state government programs and the soft bigotry of low expectations-- your skin color and ethnicity are irrelevant...and your ideas belong in the dustbin of history.

More About the Author

ILANA Mercer is a widely published classical liberal (libertarian) writer, based in the United States. She pens WND's longest-standing, exclusive, libertarian weekly column, "Return to Reason." ILANA also features on RT (Russia Today) with the "Paleolibertarian Column." ILANA is a fellow at the "Jerusalem Institute for Market Studies." ILANA, who is a Canadian citizen, was born in South Africa to Rabbi Ben Isaacson and raised in Israel--where the family decided to move after Rabbi Isaacson's anti-apartheid preaching and activism led to their harassment by South African security forces. ILANA is the author of "Into the Cannibal's Pot: Lessons For America From Post-Apartheid South Africa." "The titular tease," she explains in the book, "is meant as a metaphor and is inspired by Ayn Rand's wise counsel against prostrating civilization to savagery." ILANA's website is WWW.IlanaMercer.com. She blogs at www.barelyablog.com.

Customer Reviews

I was very impressed with her book and look forward to reading more from her in the future.
Ross Mahan
Before reading Ilana Mercer's brilliant "Into the Cannibal's Pot", my impression of South Africa was probably like many Americans.
Bill Meyer - KMED
Her account is well researched, abundantly footnoted, superbly written, and at times difficult to read.
William E. Fason

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176 of 181 people found the following review helpful By Kerry Crowel on June 16, 2011
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"When South Africa was governed by a racist white minority, it was scorned by the West ... Now that a racist, black majority government controls the country ... it's the toast of the West." Classical liberal columnist, writer and former South African Ilana Mercer deconstructs the new democratic South Africa, a country where government corruption, rape and murder are all in a day's work. Scholarly and readable, Mercer gives a detailed account of the country's history, from the early days of the Dutch settlers, all the way through to Colonial rule, apartheid and beyond to the nation's current state of being dismantled from the bottom up, quickly becoming in the authors words "another Islamist friendly, failed African state."

Continually correlated with past and present day America, as the title suggests the book carries with it a lesson. A clarion call if you will to anyone who respects the rule of law and the basic principles of liberty. She illustrates how with relative ease a society can wither away, or in South Africa's case be hacked to pieces with a machete.

"Into the Cannibal's Pot: Lessons for America from Post-Apartheid South Africa" tells the true story of South Africa not the sugar-coated, multi-cultural utopia the Western liberal media and their conservative counterparts will have you believe.
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123 of 130 people found the following review helpful By Ross Mahan on June 27, 2011
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Into the Cannibal's Pot reveals what happens when an advanced nation built by European people upon Christian principles is deceived by the Cultural Marxist dream of racial egalitarianism and in the name of justice and liberty surrenders political power to an African majority that had never shown the capacity to create or sustain a free, just, and civilized society. What we have witnessed since the end of Apartheid is African political leaders in South Africa dragging that nation down to the same violent, primitive and tribal existence found in every other failed African government, and for the same reasons.

Ms. Mercer's book tells the real story of South Africa in the face of almost universal silence by the Liberal Media in the West. Her candor and lack of political correctness is refreshing and her application of the lessons of South Africa to America is instructive. Her book is a timely warning of what can happen when a nation leaves its core principles for the sake of poltical expedience and phony compassion and equality. I was very impressed with her book and look forward to reading more from her in the future.
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79 of 82 people found the following review helpful By I.N. Kenyon on July 25, 2011
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I won't go into the heart-wrenching descriptions of the savage crimes perpetrated by South African blacks against the few whites that remain in that nation today. I will say the level of cruelty is not analogous to being a human being. It's not human to do what these armed thugs are doing to families, raping women, murdering husbands, fathers and sons, violating infants... They've become worse than animals... savages who have no respect for life, whose hatred for whites has taken over their very core and transformed them into primordial killing machines with no conscience and no heart.

And as these barbarians wander the country, preying on their victims, the South African government has made it nearly impossible for terrorized whites to legally defend their lives and their loved ones against these bloodthirsty troglodytes.

Their recourse? Rape insurance that provides policies for victims of rape just in case they get AIDS from their rapists, which is entirely possible in a country where garlic and beetroot, as well as rape of infants is considered "medication" for the HIV positive thug. And because the African National Congress (ANC) has no regard for life or property (at least not when it comes to its white citizens), justice is nonexistent.

"'Before you can act in self-defense,' remonstrates Anton du Plessis of the Institute for Security studies, 'the attack against you should have commenced, or at least be imminent. For example, if the thief pulls out a firearm and aims in your direction, [only] then you would be justified in using lethal force to protect your life.'"

If you stop to contemplate the severity of the threat against you, you could very well watch helpless as armed thugs gang rape your loved ones.
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102 of 108 people found the following review helpful By George Pal on July 2, 2011
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It's always spring somewhere. Once upon a time there was the post-colonial Black African spring that turned into bloodbaths in short order. Now, decades later, the bloodbaths continue. The optimists insisted, based on a belief in egalitarianism, people were fungible; that x, given the opportunity, could be inserted for y and an ordered society would continue apace. South Africa and Zimbabwe (among many others) have proved otherwise and the optimists have been reduced to closing an already blind eye to the consequences.

Ilana Mercer's "Into the Cannibal's Pot: Lessons for America from post-Apartheid South Africa", will have none of that. South Africa, once her home, is put front, center, and under a microscope. The lessons for America are clear and found in Zimbabwe and South Africa she insists i.e., the changing of an ordered society of high-intelligence people sharing the norms of civilization into a disordered society of rudimentary Communism, black/minority empowerment (entitlement), and black/minority dispensation (freedom from culpability).

"Into the Cannibal's Pot" features an invaluable contrast of past and present throughout the book, the past/present of Ian Smith/Robert Mugabe Zimbabwe, deKlerk/Mandela-Zuma South Africa, and is best represented in the U.S. by pre 64' Civil Rights Act America and present day America. Many believe and Ms. Mercer concurs and makes a case that The Civil Rights Act has put us on the road to Zimbabwe with no hope of laughs or a happy ending.

The optimists who look up as we descend, Ms.
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