In defense of Bill O'Reilly

by Ilana Mercer -- "Bill O'Reilly is not looking out for the kids," wailed a blogger. He ought to lose his job for his "baseline idiocy" and perverse inhumanity, sermonized Keith Olbermann, more…

The genocide in democratic South Africa

by Ilana Mercer -- They are conservative, Christian Caucasians, a fact that might help explain why the fashionable left in the West doesn't much care that they're being exterminated. The Boers – more…

Oprah Winfrey's excellent elitism

by Ilana Mercer -- I had a house in Africa, to paraphrase Karen von Blixen, author of the autobiographical "Out of Africa." My first home was in a small town named Henley-on-Klip, more…

No due process for a despot

by Ilana Mercer -- Remember the joke that circulated around the time the Iraqis, or rather their American sponsors, were writing their constitution? Someone smart suggested we give them ours, since we more…

Reincarnation of the Reds

by Ilana Mercer -- Primitive man worshipped nature and imbued inanimate things with human qualities. So do environmentalists. James Lovelock, one of the movement's godheads, and the godfather of the Gaia hypothesis, more…

Sluts galore: Scenes from 2006

by Ilana Mercer -- Ideas about feminine beauty are bust. The sublime 1350 B.C. bust of Queen Nefertiti showcases her fine cheekbones and graceful neck. Her Western contemporary look-a-like, down to the more…

The ugly truth about democratic South Africa

by Ilana Mercer -- I sincerely hope that events in Iraq have inched Americans toward a less Disneyfied view of democracy. It is a mistake to doggedly conflate democracy with freedom, and more…

The Iraq Study Group's magical realism

by Ilana Mercer -- The Iraq Study Group has advised the administration to try a few more tricks before getting our spent men and materiel out of Iraq. Led by James Baker more…

At least Saddam kept order

by Ilana Mercer -- When it comes to Iraq, the pols and the pundits fetishize details, hang hopes on minutiae and forfeit a deeper understanding of the place and people. The devil more…

'Obsession' By Muhammad

by Ilana Mercer -- "Obsession" is a new documentary about "Radical Islam's War against the West." The unfortunate title, however, conjures a Calvin Klein fragrance, not a serious examination of the foundations more…