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Poetry by Derek Turner: “Mediterranean Refugee Crisis”

On watch – In a long slow timeless wash Reflux of freighted waters Slim frigates ride – Grey grace the warping waves bestride And fall and rise again like Greeks … Continue reading

25 February 2017 · 1 Comment

Globalism, Don Juan and the Perennial Philosophy

The perennial philosophy involves the notion that there are certain metaphysical truths that transcend any particular culture: that there is essentially just one wisdom tradition and it identifies a hierarchy … Continue reading

20 February 2017 · 2 Comments

Is Western Civilization Misogynistic?

Resentment combines hatred and love/desire. Self-hatred and dissatisfaction often leads to imagining that someone else has it better and to resentfully desiring to be that someone. That other person is … Continue reading

19 February 2017 · 6 Comments

Social Media Networking and the Suspension, and Reinstatement, of GAB

After various dissident right factions successfully usurped the cultural hegemony of progressivism in 2016 – culminating in the landslide electoral victory of US president Donald Trump – the corporatist left … Continue reading

12 February 2017 · 2 Comments

Introduction and Welcome to the 2017 Symposium of the Sydney Traditionalist Forum

“It’s been fourteen days since the inauguration of US President Donald Trump” – that was how we intended to commence our introduction to this latest Symposium of the Sydney Traditionalist … Continue reading

11 February 2017 · 4 Comments

2017 Symposium – Valdis Grinsteins

Identity and the New Nationalism. Where is it going in Eastern Europe? I During the refugee crisis in 2015, it was clear that a huge difference existed in the immigration … Continue reading

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2017 Symposium – Thomas F. Bertonneau

Identity: The Future of a Paradox When Publius Virgilius Maro, more familiarly Virgil, accepted the commission from Augustus, formerly Gaius Octavius, to create an identity for the Roman people by … Continue reading

11 February 2017 · 1 Comment

2017 Symposium – M. W. Davis

Fogeyism: in Theory and Practice “A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly … Continue reading

11 February 2017 · 1 Comment

2017 Symposium – James Kalb

Identity and the Civilization of the West Identity has become a problem today. No one seems sure where it comes from, what it is for, or what difference it should … Continue reading

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2017 Symposium – Richard Cocks

Philosophy and The Crisis of the Modern World To find a way out of the current confusions and rifts in modern Western societies, and for its various countries to regain … Continue reading

11 February 2017 · 1 Comment

2017 Symposium – Urho Lintinen

Restraint: An Heroic Tale in Three Acts Every now and then, a social phenomenon reported by the omnipresent media drives me to engage with a recurring cycle which begins with … Continue reading

11 February 2017 · 2 Comments

2017 Symposium – Luke Torrisi

The Unspoken Moral Questions of Identity Myself against my brother. Myself and my brother against my cousin. Myself, my brother and my cousin against the foreigner. — Arab proverb. At … Continue reading

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2017 Symposium – Brett Stevens

Y3K Western identity never knew itself. Men of the West understood themselves as tribes and later nations, but never saw a need to unify as a civilization until they faced … Continue reading

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2017 Symposium – Tomislav Sunić

European or Ethnic Identity? In light of the mass migrations of non-Europeans to Europe we must redefine the notion of the political. The notion of the political is eternal, although … Continue reading

11 February 2017 · 3 Comments

2017 Symposium – Paul Gottfried

A View of the Political Scene The election of Donald Trump and the decisive ways in which he has acted against the immigration lobby and other entrenched leftist interests since … Continue reading

11 February 2017 · 2 Comments

2017 Symposium – Alastair Paynter

Whither Albion? Whither Europe? 2016 showed itself to be the year of possibility. Things which seemed unlikely or nigh impossible a mere two or three years ago have come to … Continue reading

11 February 2017 · 1 Comment

René Girard – Imitation and Life Without God

In preparation for teaching a literature course in the 1950s, René Girard reread some of the classic novels. In the process he realized that the novelists had had profound insights … Continue reading

4 January 2017 · 4 Comments

The Year in Review: 2016, Year of the Pivot

If 2015 was the Year of the Quickening, as reported in our last annual review, then the year that has passed represented a period in which the political consensus throughout … Continue reading

2 January 2017 · 4 Comments

We have Lost What Matters

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25 December 2016 · 1 Comment

Nicolás Gómez Dávila on Nature

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24 December 2016 · 1 Comment

Love is Reactionary

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23 December 2016 · 2 Comments

Juan Vázquez de Mella on the Fruit of the French Revolution

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22 December 2016 · 1 Comment

Johann Gottfried Herder against the Inorganic Empire

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21 December 2016 · 1 Comment

Joel Salatin on the Time Before the “Supermarket”

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20 December 2016 · 4 Comments

G. K. Chesterton on The Age of the Theoretical Minority

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19 December 2016 · 1 Comment

… this is going to take a while

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18 December 2016 · 1 Comment

Saint Jerome on What we have Preserved by War

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17 December 2016 · 1 Comment

Shiba Yoshimasa on the need for Discipline

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16 December 2016 · 1 Comment

Julius Evola on Myth

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15 December 2016 · 1 Comment

Roger Scruton on Le Corbusier

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14 December 2016 · 1 Comment

G. K. Chesterton on Progress and Growth

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13 December 2016 · 2 Comments

Isaiah Berlin on Utopianism

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12 December 2016 · 1 Comment

Love is Reactionary

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11 December 2016 · 2 Comments

Leo Tolstoy on the Good Life

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10 December 2016 · 1 Comment

Roy Campbell on Winter

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9 December 2016 · 1 Comment

Roger Scruton on Beauty

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8 December 2016 · 2 Comments

Organic Society

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7 December 2016 · 1 Comment

Never Again

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6 December 2016 · 1 Comment

Russell Kirk on the Past

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5 December 2016 · 1 Comment

Roger Scruton on Modernism and High Culture

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4 December 2016 · 2 Comments

Guest Video: “How Chinese Colonization will Crash the World Economy”

This Saturday’s Guest Video is from the “Black Pigeon”, titled “How Chinese Colonization will Crash the World Economy”. This bears particular relevance to an Australian audience, especially those who cannot … Continue reading

3 December 2016 · 2 Comments

H. L. Mencken on the Architecture of the Cathedral

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2 December 2016 · 1 Comment

G. K. Chesterton on the Nation of “Tolerably Contented Peasants”

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1 December 2016 · 1 Comment

Guest Video: “The Biggest Media Meltdowns to Trump’s Win”

This Saturday’s Guest Video is presented on behalf of the Media Research Center. The video is a compilation of various journalists’ and other press personalities’ reactions to the election of … Continue reading

26 November 2016 · 1 Comment

Tremors in the Overton

One of the interesting aspects of living towards the outer edges of the civilised world is that the Cathedral1 signal is far more refined than it is in the United … Continue reading

18 November 2016 · 5 Comments

Donald Trump: an Inspiration to us All

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10 November 2016 · 2 Comments

The Illogicality of Physicalism – A Response to Cocks

In a series of essays at SydneyTrads and The Orthosphere, Prof. Richard Cocks has developed a fascinating account of the “illogicality of determinism.”1 It’s refreshing to see scientism under such … Continue reading

6 November 2016 · 2 Comments

The Pagan Ordeal of Dominique Venner [Part III]

The BBC obituary for Venner begins with the following sentence: “Dominique Venner, the far-right French essayist who shot himself before the altar of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris on Tuesday, … Continue reading

4 November 2016 · 2 Comments

The Pagan Ordeal of Dominique Venner [Part II]

The limitations in Venner’s thought once established, it becomes possible to set forth in parallel an apology for his philosophical contribution. Venner’s active participation in an organized and at times … Continue reading

3 November 2016 · 1 Comment

Recommended book:

Cory Bernardi, "The Conservative Revolution"

Cory Bernardi, "The Conservative Revolution" (Connor Court, 2013)

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Recommended book:

Frank Salter, "The War on Human Nature in Australia's Political Culture"

Frank Salter, "The War on Human Nature"

RSS Social Matter

Recommended book:

Derek Turner, "Sea Changes" (Washington Summit Publishers 2012)

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