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We have been informed that the third volume of Aristokratia journal (Manticore Press) has been sent to the printers and will shortly be available for purchase. Friends and members of the Sydney Traditionalist Forum as well as readers of this blog will find that Aristocratia is one of the most intellectually stimulating and politically challenging journals to have arisen in recent years. The editor comments that:
“As a publication Aristokratia unequivocally and unapologetically postulates ideas which challenge popular thought. Furthermore, to encourage diversity of content we present contrasting opinions within a single issue. Aristokratia therefore does not express a unified concept but rather an array of ideas on a variety of topics. The only thing that they have in common is the subject matter or the theme, and whilst one author may espouse a particular idea, another author within the same issue may challenge it. The editorial purpose for this is to encourage active thought in the reader, rather than bland acceptance. Aristokratia does not promote, nor attach itself to any contemporary model of politics.”
Volume three of Aristokratia will concentrate “on the original premises of Greek philosophy and theories revolving around the organization of the state, polis, aristos and the demos”. Judging by the selected list of contents (which is available on the journal’s website) there is likely to be something there for anyone within the cultural sidestream: for traditional classicists as well as paleoconservatives, reactionaries and neoreactionaries alike. Among the various topics covered, essays will touch upon natural order and the state, justice and political leadership, symbolism, the Spartan warrior ethic, the nature of civilisation, the consequence of Revolutionary ideology, identity and identitarianism, transcendence, aristocracy, monarchy, the problems of democracy, the scourge of totalitarianism, and many others.
We recommend this journal to our friends and supporters and believe that volume three will be a valuable addition to the library of the thinking orthospheran.
– SydneyTrads Editors