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The Trump Revolution: The Donald's Creative Destruction Deconstructed Paperback – June 29, 2016
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"Check out the brilliant Ilana Mercer's fascinating book, The Trump Revolution."--A. J. DELGADO, Trump/Pence Campaign Senior Advisor and Surrogate, conservative commentator & columnist, attorney & Harvard Law alum, dog-welfare fanatic, proud Latina.
"A timely and remarkable book."--LESLIE JONES, Ph.D., editor at Quarterly Review, the celebrated British journal founded in 1809 by Walter Scott, Robert Southey and George Canning.
"Mercer is no fan of Obama or The 'W' who came before him, but she thinks that 'Trump is likely the best Americans can hope for.' She's 'not necessarily for the policies of Trump, but for the process of Trump.' This, in itself, is the most interesting of her arguments in a well-constructed book of essays that builds the case for that process. ... [I]t is a testament to Mercer's muscular writing and clever reasoning that I was able to read her book in a single sitting. That is a compliment in and of itself.--CHRIS MATTHEW SCIABARRA, Ph.D., author of Total Freedom: Toward A Dialectical Libertarianism
"Regardless of where you stand on Trump, everything Ilana Mercer writes is worth reading. One of the great writers of our time."--JAMES OSTROWSKI, libertarian author, lawyer, theorist, activist, and, according to Murray N. Rothbard, "One of the finest people in the libertarian movement."
"Beating the Hillary Hate Brigades (HHB) to the punch with what appears to be the first book published about the political rise of Donald Trump, Ilana Mercer has written an insightful ... history of the ascendancy of' The Donald.' .... The HHB in the media will undoubtedly do its best to rewrite history (i.e., lie) when it comes to how Donald Trump repeatedly exposed them as mostly a bunch of frauds,imposters, and biased political hacks during the primary campaign season. The Trump Revolution sets the record straight on all of this, and more, in thirty-one short chapters, and will be a valuable--and entertaining--fact-check resource. ...'"--THOMAS J. DILORENZO, professor of economics, Loyola College, Maryland, author of the best-seller The Problem With Socialism. (LRC.com)
"In The Trump Revolution, Mercer gets at precisely what I would like people to understand relative to the Trump phenom. 'Donald J. Trump is smashing an enmeshed political spoils system to bits,' she writes, and indeed, this system and the necrotizing societal parasites who benefit from it deserve, in the moral sense, to be smashed, and must be neutralized ... Perhaps it is the scary-smart Mercer's status as a non-conservative ideologue, or as a non-native to America, that made her uniquely qualified to write this book."--ERIK RUSH, syndicated columnist, author of Negrophilia: From Slave Block to Pedestal-America's Racial Obsession.
"Trump indeed has proven to be a force of nature. Yet so too is Ilana Mercer. The Trump Revolution is the first libertarian defense of the Trump Process. Mercer, being as much an enemy of neoconservative Republicans as she is of leftist Democrats, treats audiences of all political persuasions to a work that is above suspicion. The Trump Revolution is especially suited for libertarian and conservative-leaning Trump skeptics. Mercer, a paleolibertarian--i.e. a libertarian who doesn't live in a pseudo-Platonic dream world of abstractions--is as concrete as can be within her opening statement, appropriately subtitled: 'Welcome to the Post-Constitutional Jungle.' As Mercer reminds us, in a post-Constitutional jungle, 'a liberty-lover's best hope is to see the legacy of the dictator who went before overturned for a period of time.' Over the span of 252 pages, with an astuteness that escapes most contemporary popular writers whose partisanship binds them to stock phrases and crusty categories, Mercer reveals once more her originality as an analyst to 'deconstruct' how Trump has waged a campaign against sacred cows, 'progressive' and 'conservative' alike.--JACK KERWICK, Ph.D., ethicist, political philosopher, columnist at Townhall.com & FrontPage Magazine, author, The American Offensive: Dispatches from the Front.
"The Trump Revolution offers a blistering attack on the pseudo-conservative credentials of Donald Trump's 'conservative' opponents. In this pungently written study, paleolibertarian commentator Ilana Mercer stresses the close connection between the rise of the populist Right in the US and the clumsy behavior of neoconservative mediocrities."--PAUL GOTTFRIED, Ph.D., retired professor of Humanities, Elizabethtown College, PA, author of After Liberalism, Multiculturalism and the Politics of Guilt, The Strange Death of Marxism, Leo Strauss and the Conservative Movement in America.
“… [T]he best extended analysis yet published of the Trump phenomenon. … I admit to being green with envy at Mercer’s Menckenesque ability to coin memorable phrases describing the empowered fools of our time. Does any contemporary writer do it better? Mercer on the media: ‘news nitworks,’ the ‘idiot’s lantern,’ ‘unsharpened pencil,’ ‘tele-tarts,’ a ‘circle jerk of power brokers,’ ‘one-trick donkeys,’ ‘celebrated mediocrities,’ ‘another banal bloviator,’ the ‘cable commentariat as a cog in the corpulent D.C. fleshpot.’”—DR. CLYDE N. WILSON, retired professor of history, University of South Carolina, editor of The Papers of John C. Calhoun, author of numerous books, including Carolina Cavalier: The Life and Mind of James Johnston Pettigrew and Defending Dixie: Essays in Southern History and Culture. (Chronicles Magazine, “Sounding The Trump,” October 2016.) ***** --DR. CLYDE N. WILSON
"Ilana Mercer was one of Mr. Trump's earliest and most vocal and consistent supporters. He's now President-elect Trump, and Ilana was right all along. Ilana has shown us the value of ... not paying attention to the 'sensible' people, and following her conscience. She now finds herself on the winning side of history. There is a lesson in that for us all. When the history is written of these extraordinary times, Ilana will have her page. She has certainly deserved it."--SEAN GABB, Ph.D., Director Of The British Libertarian Alliance, prodigious libertarian writer and scholar. (The Libertarian Alliance, "God Bless Ilana," November 9, 2016.)
From the Author
In her previous book, Into The Cannibal's Pot: Lessons for America From Post-Apartheid South Africa, author Ilana Mercer used the tragic example of post-apartheid South Africa to forewarn Americans of the effects of a shift in their country's founding political dispensation, a shift being achieved stateside through immigration central-planning. America's political class has been tinkering with the country's historical demographic composition for decades. The consequence of the mass importation of poor, Third World immigrants is that America, like South Africa, is headed to dominant-party status, in which a permanent majority intractably hostile to the host culture consolidates power, and in which voting along racial lines is the rule. It used to be that the Democratic Party was this nascent majority's political organ, offering a platform of preferential policies for a voting bloc whose "interests are viewed through the prism of racial affiliations." But, as election year 2016 has shown, the Republican Party is vying for a similar mantle. As sure as night follows day, the American democracy is destined to resemble that of South Africa, where a ruling majority party is permanently entrenched, and where voting is characterized by "a muscular mobilization of a race-based community," with a marginalized minority consigned to the status of spectator in the political bleachers. The Trump revolution, suggests the author, might be the last chance for America's historic, founding majority, and those who identify with it and value its legacy, to reverse the process.
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“Trump Could Send The System’s Sycophants Scattering,”
“Making America Great Means Taking down ‘W,’”
“Trump’s Good For The English Language,”
and “Trump Nation Sick n’ Tired Of Racial Sadomasochism,”
the books is a pretty easy, fast paced read. So people who are intimidated by giant political opuses there’s no need to fear.
When Trump’s announcement that he was seeking the office of the president was unexpectedly met with enthusiasm and his place as the Republican nominee was becoming a reality, sure the politicians let out their typical hems and haws, but the people on the ground knew better. They realized that the status quo of the Leftist elite wasn’t written in stone, and that’s one of the major point of this book, because despite the title, this isn’t a fan letter, in fact early on Mercer states that Trump is likely “the best that America can hope for,” and that the “endorsement over these pages is not necessarily for the policies of Trump, but for the process of Trump.” The “process” being the dismantling of political correctness, the entire Washington establishment and most importantly the so-called “conservative movement,” who haven’t managed to conserve a damn thing other than their cheap-labor loving donors bank account. For the first time in a long time people are speaking up and speaking out against the continued erosion of the nation’s founding culture and principles, and this is due in large part to the candidacy of Donald Trump.
Ilana Mercer uses her analytical mind to make a case for Donald Trump the process, not the person. He is a direct threat to big government because he doesn't rely on funding from lobbyists and he isn't a career politician. Whether you love Trump or hate him, you owe it to yourself to read this book before voting in November. Knowledge is a good thing!
This well-read Libertarian—a native of South Africa by way of Israel—eviscerates Republican and Democratic party apparatchiks dedicated to subverting the People’s will and coronating yet another puppet of the political-financial-media aristocracy. But the Word Warrior’s sharpest spears are reserved for the “malfunctioning media”—the news intelligentsia that enforces a mindless political correctness campaign. These wannabe power brokers of TV, radio and print “news” are exposed as “borderline retarded” and vacuous “tele-tarts.”
Mere months before the republic’s voters will decide who will be the nation’s next CEO, Ilana Mercer suggests that Trump has instilled such visceral fear among effete elites of both the left and right that “the D.C. Comitatus [is] now writhing like a fire-breathing mythical monster in the throes of death.” To drive a stake through that monster’s heart, the Trump campaign would be well-advised to hire Ms. Mercer and charge her with communicating The Donald’s goal: “He wants a fix for Americans, not a fantasy.” — William B. Scott, author of "The Permit", a Checkmate Justice novel
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Author : Ilana Mercer
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