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Suicide of the West: Towards a Universal Homogeneous Super-State

This is the text of a presentation given to the Sydney Traditionalist Forum on 23 November 2018 by Prof. Ted Sadler, as part of the Forum’s “Quarterly Inquiry Series”. ♣ … Continue reading

4 February 2019 · 1 Comment

Daniel Friberg, The Real Right Returns: A Handbook for the True Opposition (Arktos, 2015)

This book is primarily a collection of essays by Daniel Friberg, who has long experience within the Right, despite his relative youth, and is presently CEO of Arktos Media Ltd., … Continue reading

25 June 2018 · 1 Comment

2017 Symposium II – James Kalb

Dissolving the Black Hole of Modernity What should traditionalists do about the situation in which we find ourselves? The problems go deep, and our response must be determined by the … Continue reading

24 December 2017 · 4 Comments

Guest Video, “The End Game: Why the West is Lost”

Today’s Guest Video is by the Black Pigeon, titled “The End Game: Why the West is Lost”. The seventeen minute presentation is a summation of a private exchange the Black … Continue reading

13 May 2017 · 2 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

Julius Evola: Modern Capitalism is as Subversive as Marxism

SydneyTrads is the internet portal and communication page of the Sydney Traditionalist Forum: an association of young professionals who form part of the Australian independent right (also known as “dissident … Continue reading

5 August 2016 · 1 Comment

Julius Evola on the Subversive Nature of Materialism

SydneyTrads is the web page of the Sydney Traditionalist Forum: an association of young professionals who form part of the Australian independent right (also known as “non-aligned right”).

28 July 2016 · Leave a comment

Napoleon Bonaparte on Bankers and High Finance

SydneyTrads is the web page of the Sydney Traditionalist Forum: an association of young professionals who form part of the Australian independent right (also known as “non-aligned right”).

14 July 2016 · 2 Comments

Quote of the Week: Peter Viereck, “Unadjusted Man in the Age of Overadjustment”

“Conversely, the trade-union movement in the English Speaking world (see pages 84-87) often represents not the massman or Overadjusted Man but an anti-modern, unconsciously conservative protest against massman rootlessness and … Continue reading

23 May 2016 · 2 Comments

2016 Symposium – Krzysztof Urbanek

Adversus Haereses: Nicolás Gómez Dávila Against the Religion of Democracy¹ I Nicolás Gómez Dávila2 is primarily known for his authorship of the five volume work Scholia to an Implicit Text. … Continue reading

30 April 2016 · 1 Comment

2016 Symposium – Gwendolyn Taunton

Nietzsche: The Physician of Culture Do not be afraid of the stream of things: this stream turns back on itself: it runs away from itself not only twice. Every ‘it … Continue reading

30 April 2016 · 1 Comment

2016 Symposium – Alain de Benoist

Irreplaceable Communities Communities, whether they are ancient or recent, of an ethno-cultural, linguistic, religious, sexual nature or other, are natural dimensions of membership. No individual can exist without membership, even … Continue reading

30 April 2016 · 3 Comments

2016 Symposium – Alain de Benoist

Irremplaçables Communautés Les communautés, qu’elles soient anciennes ou récentes, de nature ethno-culturelle, linguistique, religieuse, sexuelle ou autre, sont des dimensions naturelles d’appartenance. Aucun individu ne peut exister sans appartenance, fût-ce … Continue reading

30 April 2016 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Anthony M. Ludovici, “The Sanctity of Private Property”

“Capitalism is a condition in which the best administrator of property in excess of man’s physical and professional need, and the best testamentary disposer of such property, is assumed to be the … Continue reading

4 April 2016 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: George Nash, “The Conservative Intellectual Movement in America Since 1945”

“For radical libertarianism (or anarchism, or radical capitalism – the names seemed interchangeable) drew most of its support not from established right-wing intellectuals but from college students – for example, … Continue reading

16 November 2015 · 2 Comments

Quote of the Week: Irving Babbitt, “Democracy and Leadership”

“The remedy for such a failure of the man at the top to Curb his desires does not lie, as the agitator would have us believe, in inflaming the desires … Continue reading

9 November 2015 · 2 Comments

2015 Symposium – Michael Tung

Ride That Tiger Or, The Party’s an Ass “… I do not expect ‘history’ to be anything but a ‘long defeat’— though it contains (and in legend may contain more … Continue reading

17 October 2015 · Leave a comment

2015 Symposium – Morgan Qasabian (Part 1)

Conservative Prospects in the Second Age of Malcolm Part One I On 15 September this year, a left-wing Prime Minister was sworn in. The 29th Prime Minister of this Commonwealth … Continue reading

17 October 2015 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Keith Preston, “Aristokratia” (Vol. 3, 2015)

“The guiding principles of contemporary liberal democracies are an all-pervasive consumerism and loudly proclaiming one’s own status as an official victim of historic or cosmic injustices, whether real or imaginary. … Continue reading

28 September 2015 · 2 Comments

Reactionaries can Admit: Different People are Different

“Reactionaries can admit different people are different and thrive in different systems.” (Thomas Carlyle Club for Young Reactionaries; Radish Magazine) “A constitution which is made for all nations is made … Continue reading

2 January 2015 · Leave a comment

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

“But there are limits to how far democratic welfare states will go to sustain capitalism. Democracy’s support for feminism, for example, creates short-term benefits but also long term headaches for … Continue reading

8 September 2014 · Leave a comment

The Great Man of History and the Fallacy of Equality

Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? [Where is the Great Man?] (1 Corinthians 1:20, English Standard Version) Many … Continue reading

16 July 2014 · 2 Comments

Essays on the Frankfurt School, Part V: Distributism

The final essay in this series will address the question of government. And, of course, more will be left unsaid than said thereby: we’ve not spoken at all about, say, … Continue reading

19 March 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: 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: Irving Babbitt, “Democracy and Leadership”

“Now the doctrine of enlightened self-interest is not itself superficial. It has been held by profound thinkers like Aristotle and Buddha. But the self that these thinkers have in mind … Continue reading

12 August 2013 · 1 Comment

Quote of the Week: Matthew Crawford, “Shop Class as Soulcraft”

“Ironically, it is now the managerial elite of international capital that is likely to complain of the false consciousness of those workers on whom the idea of the nation retains … Continue reading

29 July 2013 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Allen Tate, “Essays of Four Decades”

“The kind of property that sustains the traditional society is not only not hostile to a unified moral code; it is positively the basis of it. Moreover it is the … Continue reading

28 January 2013 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Peter Viereck, “Unadjusted Man in the Age of Overadjustment”

“Even so called ‘absolute’ monarchies were in practice limited by such private groups as an independent clergy, nobility, bourgeois Third Estate, guilds of workers and those real but unwritten limits imposed by … Continue reading

16 July 2012 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Enoch Powell, “Freedom and Reality”

“The methods which revolutionaries, thus turned conservative, adopt are much the same everywhere in every age. The student of history might find a wry interest in watching those methods being … Continue reading

28 May 2012 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Jack Lang, “Why I Fight”

“Before preparing its next election denunciation of the ‘Red Menace,’ the Sane Democracy League and similar organisations should carefully study the ‘most favored-nation’ Agreement signed in March, 1934, by representatives … Continue reading

30 April 2012 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Thomas Fleming, “The New Right Papers”

“The struggle for power, then, is not a bilateral conflict between ‘liberals’ like Ted Kennedy and conservatives like Ronald Reagan. It is a trilateral (pardon the expression) war going on among … Continue reading

22 January 2012 · Leave a comment

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