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NEW: Welcome to HARD TRUTH with DAVID VANCE and ILANA MERCER. In addition to our YouTube, David and I  are on podcast in the app stores. Get our dulcet tones in your car or on the go.

Axeman Sean Mercer blasts the Intro and the Outro to our podcast and YouTube conversation. It’s worth it just for my husband’s superb skills as an instrumentalist and composer. Yep, we have our own music and it’s hardcore.  Listen. Subscribe.

There is an introduction:


Our first podcast is:

Real Riots In South Africa; Phony ‘Racial Abuse’ Of Pampered Millionaire Footballers In The UK


An inkling of what our conversations are like you you can get from my Media Page, where these have been archived prior to the creation of the podcast.

UPDATED (7/13/021): America As Architect Of The South-African Catastrophe Is Truly Minority Opinion

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Americans as architects of The South-African catastrophe” is part of the analysis I effect in my 2011 book, Into The Cannibal’s Pot: Lessons For America From Post-Apartheid South Africa.

This perspective is highly unusual. It is far from acceptable narrative or received wisdom among historians, certainly not in the United States—or by any historian that I know to be writing today.

My good friend, the brilliant Dan Roodt, whom I long to see on Tucker Carlson, shares this perspective. None of the sorts Tucker ordinarily has on would take this tack.

Yet, Tucker Carlson hinted today that he might be taking this tack in covering the riots and the collapse in South Africa.  Really? UPDATE (7/13/021): I’ll just say it: If it’s not Dan Roodt, PhD, or me—it’s likely worth shit.

Here are a couple spin-off articles, excerpted from my book, expounding the theme aforementioned, and published widely, to their great credit, in familiar conservative outlets:

*  “America’s Radical, Foreign-Policy Alinskyites Destroyed South Africa!” Ilana Mercer, March 25, 2021

* “The American Architects of The South-African Catastrophe” Ilana Mercer, June 9, 2017, published widely, including at the Mises Institute.

30 Years Since F. W. de Klerk’s Great Betrayal,” Ilana Mercer, February 6, 2020

* Image: President F.W. de Klerk and Nelson Mandela shake hands during negotiations between the South African government and the ANC (Getty Images).

UPDATES (7/13/021):



Good of VDARE to share:

NEW: A Woman Of The Right: The Person Vs. The Polemicist

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A Woman Of The Right: The Person Vs. The Polemicist” is on WND.COM and The Unz Review.

Or, as my editor puts it (he’s wry funny): “Ilana Mercer explains why some claim she ‘eats nails for breakfast.’” I explain why I don’t, of course.

Today’s offering, at WND, includes “On First Principles, The Person Vs. The Polemicist, And Life After Politics,” and other in-depth conversations with my colleague and partner from across the pond, David Vance. The first is a brief introduction to my YouTube channel. Here:

UPDATED (7/9/021): Watch: On First Principles, The Person Vs. The Polemicist And Life After Politics

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YouTube: Finally, a short introduction to the YouTube channel I occasionally frequent:

Paleolibertarian ilana Mercer: On First Principles, The Person Vs. The Polemicist, And Life After Politics:

UPDATED (7/9/021):

“On First Principles, The Person Vs. The Polemicist, Life After Politics, And More,” featuring the last and other videos, is currently on WND and The Unz Review.

“Conservatives MUST Recognize Aggregate Group Differences While Cherishing The Individual”:

The Controlled Opposition: Candace On Tucker Is Wrong About The Riot & Rut Crowd (Or, “The Democrats Ate Their Homework Argument”)