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Quote of the Week: Cory Bernardi, “The Conservative Revolution”

“The survival instinct of our political representatives will never diminish, but history shows us that leaders who demonstrate conviction generally fare better than those without it. They are also more … Continue reading

21 July 2014 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Chilton Williamson Jr., “Chronicles Magazine”

“Partisans of the political vision and the moral ideal implied in the modern ‘version of the universal’ view the ultimate perfection of the European Union as the necessary foundation of … Continue reading

14 July 2014 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Guillaume Faye, “Archeofuturism”

“Moreover, as the philosopher Raymond Ruyer, detested by the left-bank intelligentsia, foretold in his two important works, Les nuisances idéologiques and Les cents prochains siècles, once the historical digression of … Continue reading

7 July 2014 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Robert Nisbet, “The Quest For Community”

“The intensity of theoretical interest in the family has curiously enough arisen in direct proportion to the decline of the family’s basic institutional importance to our culture. The present ‘problem’ … Continue reading

30 June 2014 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Eric Voegelin, “Science, Politics and Gnosticism”

“As indicated, there has emerged a phenomenon unknown to antiquity that permeates our modern societies so completely that its ubiquity scarcely leaves us any room to see it at all: … Continue reading

23 June 2014 · 1 Comment

Quote of the Week: Thomas Molnar, “Utopia, the Perennial Heresy”

“In his desire to start from the ‘unspoiled beginning,’ the utopian feels he must clear away what has gone before, that is, everything from the customary meaning of words to … Continue reading

16 June 2014 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Cory Bernardi, “The Conservative Revolution”

“Thus when the conservative discusses freedom, he accepts that while maximising it is a worthy goal, it must nevertheless always be balanced by the broader need for a cohesive and … Continue reading

9 June 2014 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Fabian Tassano, “Mediocracy”

“Mediocracy cannot permit genuine dissent. Apart from the fact that its ideology cannot be questioned, there is a risk that its high culture will be exposed as valueless. “The solution … Continue reading

2 June 2014 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Paul Gottfried, “War and Democracy”

“In his fiery courage, my father had nothing in common with today’s feminized and media-acceptable males. He had not distinguished himself as a soldier, but in his readiness to risk … Continue reading

26 May 2014 · 2 Comments

Quote of the Week: Roger Scruton, “Gentle Regrets”

“Ideas, in the Tory vision, are fleeting by products of the social and political process, which are no sooner produced than forgotten. In this and other respects the Tory Party … Continue reading

19 May 2014 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Julius Evola, “Meditations on the Peaks”

“In this way, beyond the natural symbol of the mountain, which is directly perceived by the senses, we can access its doctrinal and traditional symbolism, namely, the deeper content of … Continue reading

12 May 2014 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Yukio Mishima, “Spring Snow”

“For everything sacred has the substance of dreams and memories, and so we experience the miracle of what is separated from us by time or distance suddenly being made tangible. … Continue reading

5 May 2014 · 1 Comment

Quote of the Week: Cory Bernardi, “The Conservative Revolution”

“Historically the male role has been seen to be one of protector and breadwinner. In many instances they have also served as the authority figure within a household. This is … Continue reading

28 April 2014 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Lawrence Auster, “The Path to National Suicide”

“The global conception of morality results, I would argue, in a distortion of morality rather than its fulfillment. Ethics could be defined as a sense of responsibility toward other human beings and … Continue reading

21 April 2014 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Fabian Tassano, “Mediocracy”

“The true test of an ideology’s hegemony is the degree to which its enemies feel they can criticise it on its terms, or oppose it only by relinquishing their original principles. In … Continue reading

14 April 2014 · 1 Comment

Quote of the Week: Anthony Ludovici, “A Defence of Conservatism”

“The opposition of a great conservative like the Seventh Earl of Shaftsbury to the Reform Bills of 1832 and 1867, and the Ballot Act of 1872, was … not due … Continue reading

7 April 2014 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Cory Bernardi, “The Conservative Revolution”

“The principles which have guided mankind for centuries provide a very clear map of the path we should take. In fact, they should be entirely uncontroversial for the religious and … Continue reading

31 March 2014 · 2 Comments

Quote of the Week: John Michell, “Confessions of a Radical Traditionalist”

“The century now passing has been an age of dictatorships and tyrannies, producing more mass misery than has been known in any previous era. All these have been characterised by … Continue reading

24 March 2014 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Lawrence Auster, “The Path to National Suicide”

“Almost overnight, without debate or public awareness of what was happening, mainstream opinion adopted a radical new credo. ‘We must respect all cultures equally,’ ‘All cultures are equally enriching,’ ‘America’s … Continue reading

17 March 2014 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Yamamoto Tsunetomo, “Hagakure”

“According to a certain person, a number of years ago, the late Matsuguma Kyōan told this story: “In the practice of medicine there is a different treatment according to the … Continue reading

10 March 2014 · 1 Comment

Quote of the Week: Markus Willinger, “Generation Identity”

“We, the identitarian generation, demand a future for Europe. And we will give Europe a future. Yet this future will demand of us lives of constant struggle. It will be … Continue reading

3 March 2014 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Cory Bernardi, “The Conservative Revolution”

“The very notion of true liberty is often difficult to grasp because it tends to be measured according to subjective values that can differ widely between individuals and cultures. When … Continue reading

24 February 2014 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: José Ortega y Gasset, “Revolt of the Masses”

“My thesis, therefore, is this: the very perfection with which the XIXth Century gave an organisation to certain orders of existence as caused the masses benefited thereby to consider it, … Continue reading

17 February 2014 · 1 Comment

Quote of the Week: René Guénon, “Crisis of the Modern World”

“Finally, there remains one direct consequence of the democratic idea to consider, and this is the negation of the idea of an elite; it is not for nothing that a … Continue reading

10 February 2014 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Juan Donoso Cortés, “Essays on Catholicism, Liberalism and Socialism”

“And what we have said of ages, can be said of men. Denying or granting them the faith, God denies or grants them the truth. He does not grant or … Continue reading

3 February 2014 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Dinesh D’Souza, “Letter to a Young Conservative”

“The people in democratic society empower their government to act in their interest. Why should their elected representatives be neutral between their interests and, say, the interests of the Somalians? … Continue reading

27 January 2014 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Hugh Cecil, “Conservatism”

“The championship of religion is therefore the most important of the functions of Conservatism. It is the keystone of the arch upon which the whole fabric rests. As long as … Continue reading

20 January 2014 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Cory Bernardi, “The Conservative Revolution”

“The genuinely conservative government will not shy away from drawing necessary distinctions between what is compatible with a free society and what is not conducive to maintaining a stable body … Continue reading

13 January 2014 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Julius Evola, “Revolt Against the Modern World”

“Prior to the advent of the civilization of the Third Estate (mercantilism, capitalism), the social ethics that was religiously sanctioned in the West consisted in realizing one’s being and in … Continue reading

6 January 2014 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Markus Willinger, “Generation Identity”

“But what should Europeans celebrate? What reason does Europe have to look forward to the future? What good could the new year bring to our sick and weak continent? “Yet … Continue reading

30 December 2013 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Samuel Coleridge, “The Statesman’s Manual”

“Need I add the inherent unfitness, as well as the direful consequences, of making virtue … depend on talent – a gift so unequally dispensed by nature, the degree in … Continue reading

23 December 2013 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Yukio Mishima, “Sun & Steel”

“The nature of this steel is odd. I found that as I increased its weight little by little, the effect was like a pair of scales: the bulk of muscles … Continue reading

16 December 2013 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Edmund Burke, “An Appeal from the New to the Old Whigs”

“We have obligations to mankind at large, which are not in consequence of any special voluntary pact […] Our country is not a thing of mere physical locality. It consists, … Continue reading

9 December 2013 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Ron Paul, “The School Revolution”

“Each day the Bible was read, the Lord’s Prayer was said, and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited. No one objected, mainly because the school atmosphere reflected the values of … Continue reading

2 December 2013 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Bill Cunningham, “New York”

“Then the army came along, this is 1951, I was drafted, well they were appalled that I would go and their investment would be on hold, who knows what would … Continue reading

25 November 2013 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Yukio Mishima, “Runaway Horses”

“How oddly situated a man is apt to find himself at age thirty-eight! His youth belongs to the distant past. Yet the period of memory beginning with the end of … Continue reading

18 November 2013 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Humberto Fontova, “Exposing the Real Che Guevara”

“Christopher Hitchens recalls that ‘1968 actually began in 1967 with the murder of Che. His death meant a lot to me, and countless like me, at the time. He was … Continue reading

11 November 2013 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Mark Butterworth, “I Like The White World”

“Is it really possible for a man to go through life, all its tedium, annoyances, conflicts, humiliating compromises, frustrations, and disappointments without the necessary relief and sustenance of beauty, goodness, … Continue reading

4 November 2013 · 3 Comments

Quote of the Week: Enoch Powell, “The Devil Was Sick, The Devil a Monk Would Be.”

“The trouble about the Conservative Party is that nobody can still suppose there will be any resemblance between what they say before an election and what they do afterwards if … Continue reading

28 October 2013 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Simon Heffer, “Strictly English”

“George Orwell, perhaps the finest stylist in English in the 20th century, argued in the late 1940s that our language was declining thanks to ‘political and economic causes’. In his … Continue reading

21 October 2013 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Ian Douglas Smith, “Bitter Harvest”

“As I departed, Soames  mentioned that they were sorry that I would be out of the country and thus unable to attend the independence celebrations, as they had been hoping … Continue reading

14 October 2013 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Markus Willinger, “Generation Identity”

“We are the changing times; we are the rising wind; the new generation. We are the answer to you, for we are your children. “You’ve thrown us into this world, … Continue reading

7 October 2013 · 1 Comment

Quote of the Week: Julius Evola, “Revolt Against the Modern World”

“Those who begin from a particular traditional civilisation are able to integrate it by freeing it from its historical and contingent aspects, and thus bring back the generative principles to … Continue reading

30 September 2013 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Roger Scruton, “The Need for Nations”

“It is my contention that people need to identify themselves through a first person plural if they are to accept the sacrifices required by society. As  I have tried to … Continue reading

23 September 2013 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: G. K. Chesterton, “Orthodoxy”

“Tradition refuses to submit to the small and arrogant oligarchy of those who merely happen to be walking around. All democrats object to men being disqualified by the accident of … Continue reading

16 September 2013 · 1 Comment

Quote of the Week: Russell Kirk, “Heritage Foundation Lecture”

“The great line of demarcation in modern politics, Eric Voegelin used to point out, is not a division between liberals on one side and totalitarians on the other. No, on … Continue reading

9 September 2013 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: John Kekes, “A Case for Conservatism”

“Natural conservatism values and aims to protect the tried and true; both together, because the tried alone may have little in its favor and much against it and because the true … Continue reading

2 September 2013 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Jonathan Bowden, Interview at the Union Jack Club, 21 November 2009

“Q. In what sense to you understand men and women to be different and in which way should societal and other institutional discrimination reflect those differences?” “A. I think life determines the … Continue reading

26 August 2013 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Enoch Powell, “No Easy Answers”

Brown: “Surely Christianity is a religion of gentleness and compassion? Surely above all else we must show to these people this compassion, even if it means for many of us … Continue reading

19 August 2013 · Leave a comment

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