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Thinking Right About Pop Culture: Dolly Parton – The Seeker

What follows are programme notes for the “Conservative Song” segment of Radio Carpe Diem compiled by Dominik Giemza. The notes were produced for a broadcast of Monday, 8 November 2010, and form the … Continue reading

2 June 2014 · Leave a comment

The Liberal Culture Olympics

One could say that the Eurovision song contest is the Liberal Olympics except that the Olympics have themselves become so attuned to the zeitgeist it is more accurate to refer … Continue reading

27 May 2014 · Leave a comment

Won’t Someone Please Think of the Cancer?

The phrase ‘I’m only intolerant of intolerance’ seems as silly as ‘the only thing we have to fear is fear itself’. They’re both sort of catchy rhetorical phrases, but they’re … Continue reading

9 April 2014 · Leave a comment

Ark de Triumph: Review of “Noah” (Darren Aronofsky)

The Biblical epic of Noah and his Ark has been a childhood staple for generations of Sunday school going youngsters – the felt board classic, replete with cute animals sticking … Continue reading

3 April 2014 · Leave a comment

Thinking Right About Pop Culture: Don Cook and John Barlow Jarvis – Born & Raised in Black & White

What follows are programme notes for the “Conservative Song” segment of Radio Carpe Diem compiled by Dominic Giemza. The notes were produced for a broadcast of Monday, 30 August 2010, and form … Continue reading

24 March 2014 · Leave a comment

Thinking Right About Pop Culture: Mark Topham and Karl Twigg – Pray

What follows are programme notes for the “Conservative Song” segment of Radio Carpe Diem compiled by Dominik Giemza. The notes were produced for a broadcast of Monday, 9 August 2010, and form … Continue reading

10 March 2014 · Leave a comment

Thinking Right About Pop Culture: Ken Tamplin – Living for the Lord

What follows are programme notes for the “Conservative Song” segment of Radio Carpe Diem compiled by Luke Torrisi. The notes were produced for a broadcast of Monday, 21 February 2011, and form … Continue reading

24 February 2014 · Leave a comment

Essays on the Frankfurt School, Part III: Carl Jung

As to the previous essay on Existentialism, it could be surmised that man’s obligation to construct meaning in his own life is limited only to physical, concrete realities. Jung calls … Continue reading

19 February 2014 · Leave a comment

Thinking Right About Pop Culture: Steven Curtis Chapman – Fingerprints of God

What follows are programme notes for the “Conservative Song” segment of Radio Carpe Diem compiled by Luke Torrisi. The notes were produced for a broadcast of Monday, 14 February 2011, and form … Continue reading

17 February 2014 · Leave a comment

Thinking Right About Pop Culture: Aaron Tippin – You Gotta Stand for Somethin’

What follows are programme notes for the “Conservative Song” segment of Radio Carpe Diem compiled by Luke Torrisi. The notes were produced for a broadcast of last year and form the basis … 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

Thinking Right About Pop Culture: Alan Jackson, “Hard Hat and a Hammer”

What follows are programme notes for the “Conservative Song” segment of Radio Carpe Diem compiled by Dominic Giemza. The notes were produced for a broadcast of Monday, 17 January 2011, and form … Continue reading

27 January 2014 · Leave a comment

Essays on the Frankfurt School, Part II: Existentialism

I. Introduction If we’re going to tackle the Frankfurt School, we ought to understand their ideas. In order to understand their ideas, we have to confront their basic assumptions. This … Continue reading

8 January 2014 · 1 Comment

Essays on the Frankfurt School, Part I: Cultural Marxism

The Right-Wing Slogan of the Year for 2013 was Smash Cultural Marxism (followed shortly by Anti-Racist is a Code Word for Anti-White). It’s unclear if anyone can account for the … Continue reading

1 January 2014 · 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

Lawrence Auster: Dignity and Poise

U.S. Traditionalist commentator and essayist Lawrence Auster, who is suffering the painful and debilitating consequences of metastasized cancer, has published a moving post on his weblog, View From the Right. Our readers … Continue reading

22 February 2013 · Leave a comment

T. S. Eliot and Reactionary Modernism in the Early Twentieth Century

T. S. Eliot is best known as the greatest poet of the twentieth century. Less known, at least in the popular imagination, is his substantial contribution to the rich legacy … Continue reading

9 February 2013 · 2 Comments

Quote of the Week: Edward Shils “Tradition”

“Some of the ideals of the Enlightenment have not been realised. Others have been realised and are contradictory, and as a result, evil potentialities have been brought into reality. The … Continue reading

22 October 2012 · Leave a comment

Second Documentary Screening, Friday 19 October 2012

On 19 October 2012, the Sydney Traditionalist Forum held its second documentary screening at the University of Sydney. The evening’s function centred around Ben Stein’s film Expelled, No Intelligence Allowed, a … Continue reading

20 October 2012 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: W. Somerset Maugham, “The Razor’s Edge”

“It is very difficult to know people and I don’t think one can ever really know any but one’s own countrymen. For men and women are not only themselves; they … Continue reading

10 September 2012 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Thomas Fleming, “The Morality of Everyday Life”

“Henceforth, any project of constructing a global empire would be seen as a second global rebellion against God. Although the punishment for Babel was cancelled at Pentecost, when every man … Continue reading

3 September 2012 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: William Gladstone, “The State in its Relation with the Church”

“Wherever there is power in the universe, that power is the property of God, the king of that universe – his property of right, however for a time withholden or abused. … Continue reading

20 August 2012 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Roger Scruton, “The Meaning of Conservatism”

“Nevertheless, before discussing the issue of Church and State, we must look a little more closely at the motive of religion, if only because some might think that religion is … Continue reading

13 August 2012 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Dinesh D’Souza, “What’s So Great About Christianity?”

“Consider the case of Western art. Have you been to the Sistine Chapel? Seen Michelangelo’s Pietà? Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper? Perhaps you are familiar with Rembrandt’s Christ at Emmaus … Continue reading

6 August 2012 · Leave a comment

Dr. Edward Feser Lecture, “The Last Superstition” at the University of Notre Dame (Sydney)

On 25 July, members of the Sydney Traditionalist Forum attended a special lecture at the University of Notre Dame, Sydney, with American academic Dr. Edward Feser. The focus of the lecture, … Continue reading

25 July 2012 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Sam Francis, “Shots Fired”

“The ‘Religious Right’ is merely the current incarnation of the on-going Middle American Revolution, a cultural and political movement that has underlain the political efforts of the American Right since … Continue reading

14 May 2012 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: B. A. Santamaria “The Price of Freedom”

“There is an added irony. Since 1946 the European powers have relinquished control over a score of newly independent nations. Yet they are still largely execrated as oppressors: while the … Continue reading

7 May 2012 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Russell Kirk, “The Conservative Mind”

“I think that there are six canons of conservative thought – Belief in a transcendent order, or body of natural law, which rules society as well as conscience. Political problems, … Continue reading

23 April 2012 · Leave a comment

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