Weblog of the Sydney Traditionalist Forum
The Sydney Traditionalist Forum, through its online portal SydneyTrads, will host occasional Symposia on topics that are considered “civilisation defining”. These will address issues that go to the root of the present social malaise, touch upon the human condition, Man’s place in the world, the future of the Occident, cultural and spiritual renewal, the role of mundane politics within the traditionalist intellectual outlook, the purpose of involvement within the mainstream and methods used for ideological irredentism. Contributors are personally invited to participate and will be selected on the basis of their literary achievements and the role they have played – and continue to play – as opinion shapers within the cultural-political sidestream.
The First Symposium was published on the 17th of October 2015, under the title “quo vadis conservatism; do traditionalists have a place in the current party political system.” Contributors included Prof. Paul Edward Gottfried, Prof. Thomas F. Bertonneau, Dr. Frank Salter, Luke Torrisi, Morgan Qasabian, Michael Warran Davis, Michael Tung, Alastair Hermann, Johannes Ekjord, Urho Lintinen, and Valdis Grinsteins.
The Second Symposium was published on the 30th of April 2016, under the title “transcendence: community, nation, civilisation; religious aspects of the present turmoil.” This will be the first Symposium with bilingual contributions in French and Spanish (for two dissertations only). Contributors included Prof. Alain de Benoist, Prof. Thomas F. Bertonneau, Prof. Peter King, Prof. Barry Spurr, Dr. Krzysztof Urbanek, Valdis Grinsteins, Kristor J. Lawson, James Kalb, Gwendoyn Taunton, and Michael Tung.
The Third Symposium was published on 11 February 2017 under the title “the future of Western identity: problems and possibilities, obstacles and opportunities.” Contributions included Prof. Paul Gottfried, Prof. Thomas F. Bertonneau, Adj. Prof. Richard Cocks, Dr. Tomislav Sunić, James Kalb, Luke Torrisi, Brett Stevens, Michael Warran Davis, Alastair Paynter, Urho Lintinen, and Valdis Grinsteins.
The “Small Symposium” – we are planning to publish a small symposium in 2017 which will address the topic of “reactionary praxis: how to turn critique and theory into practical use.” This online event will will be hosted as a response to requests from various readers who have rightly pointed out that cure must follow adequate diagnosis. Those who are active in the dissident right network of blogs and alternative online news services will be targeted for invitation.