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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

2017 Symposium II – Kristor J. Lawson

Toward A New Aristocracy It is easy to show by a gedanken policy test¹ that, everything else held perfectly equal, a society ruled by its best – by its aristoi … Continue reading

24 December 2017 · 2 Comments

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

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

11 February 2017 · Leave a comment

Gaius Sallustius Crispus on Statehood

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”).

30 September 2016 · 1 Comment

The Inherent Futility of Utopian and Abstract National Projects

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”).

22 September 2016 · Leave a comment

The “Cashless Society” – Opportunities and Risks

A Report into the 36th Round Table Forum of Western Heritage Australia, NSW Parliament House. On 9 August 2016, Luke Torrisi participated in the Round Table Forum organised by Western … Continue reading

21 September 2016 · 2 Comments

René Guénon and Eric Voegelin on the Degeneration of Right Order [Part II]

I Guénon, Voegelin, and the Modern Crisis. The concupiscent subject’s response to the Siren Song of the ecumene, to conquer and possess it, qualifies as Voegelin’s privative exodus in at … Continue reading

26 July 2016 · 4 Comments

Candour Magazine on the Centralisation of the Press and its effect on Democracy, 1956

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”).

1 July 2016 · 1 Comment

Great Britain Votes for National Sovereignty

Though the votes are still being counted, it certainly appears that the people of the United Kingdom have “chosen their own side” and decided to pursue the politics of national … Continue reading

24 June 2016 · 2 Comments

2016 Symposium – Valdis Grinsteins

The failure of Utopian Europe The great advantage of seeing things from afar is that the whole can be appreciated without the observer being distracted with irrelevant or trivial details. … Continue reading

30 April 2016 · Leave a comment

2016 Symposium – Valdis Grinsteins

El Fracaso de la Europa Utopista. La gran ventaja de ver las cosas de lejos es que fácilmente observamos el conjunto y no nos distraemos en los detalles. Un árbol, … Continue reading

30 April 2016 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Hans-Hermann Hoppe “Democracy: The God that Failed”

“It should be obvious then that and why libertarians must be moral and cultural conservatives of the most uncompromising kind. The current state of moral degeneration, social disintegration and cultural … Continue reading

25 April 2016 · 1 Comment

Quote of the Week: Eugene Genovese, “The Southern Tradition”

“But most conservatives have distrusted ideological crusades, especially those which remind them of Lincoln, Grant, and Sherman and profess to stand at Armageddon and battle for the Lord. “For these … Continue reading

7 December 2015 · 3 Comments

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

2015 Symposium – Urho Lintinen

Impressions from the Old Continent I Introduction 2015 has seen steadily escalating polarization of political lines dividing European public sphere due to the re-emergence of the Greek financial crisis, rapidly … Continue reading

17 October 2015 · Leave a comment

1984 Was Not Supposed to be an Instruction Manual

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 right” … Continue reading

7 August 2015 · 2 Comments

Reactionaries Want: A Functioning Government

“Reactionaries want a functioning government.” (Thomas Carlyle Club for Young Reactionaries; Radish Magazine) “How decipher, with best fidelity, the eternal regulation of the Universe? All the world answers me, ‘Count … Continue reading

6 March 2015 · 1 Comment

Reactionaries Want: A Functioning Government

“Reactionaries want a functioning government.” (Thomas Carlyle Club for Young Reactionaries; Radish Magazine) “How decipher, with best fidelity, the eternal regulation of the Universe? All the world answers me, ‘Count … Continue reading

9 January 2015 · 3 Comments

Quote of the Week: Francis Graham Wilson, “The Case for Conservatism”

“I do not think one needs to say that the defense of property means that we must defend a theoretical system of laissez-faire, that, in fact, has never existed except … Continue reading

27 October 2014 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Robert Nisbet, “The Quest For Community”

“The intensity of theoretical interest in the family has curiously enough arisen in direct proportion to the decline of the family’s basic institutional importance to our culture. The present ‘problem’ … Continue reading

30 June 2014 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Ron Paul, “The School Revolution”

“Each day the Bible was read, the Lord’s Prayer was said, and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited. No one objected, mainly because the school atmosphere reflected the values of … Continue reading

2 December 2013 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Kenneth Minogue, “Conservative Realism”

“This drive to manage society is in our time so pervasive that it has spread beyond the area of political debate and is now enthusiastically carried on, more or less … Continue reading

1 July 2013 · Leave a comment

Centralisation Watch: Local Government Referendum a Power Grab, says S.G.S.

The president of the Samuel Griffith Society, former High Court Justice, the Hon. I. D. F. Callinan A.C. has issued a statement calling for opposition to the planned referendum for the … Continue reading

10 June 2013 · 1 Comment

Quote of the Week: John Horvat II, “Return to Order”

“Contrast Between the Modern and Organic States “The modern State accomplishes its role by instituting an all-powerful bureaucratic system of legal norms to safeguard and regulate the private interests of its citizens. The … Continue reading

4 March 2013 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Kenneth Minogue, “The Servile Mind”

“A conception of society as a set of people relating to each other only as active and passive agents in the activity of excluding, disadvantaging, underprivileging, etc. each other, is … Continue reading

4 February 2013 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Sean Gabb, Address to Conservative Future

“A Cameron Government, as I have said, seems willing to try coexistence with the Establishment. The Thatcher Government set out to fight and defeat an earlier and less confident version … Continue reading

12 November 2012 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Robert Menzies, “Central Power in the Australian Commonwealth”

“I am, particularly for a large continent with widely scattered communities, with great regional or local problems and understandable local prides and patriotisms, a Federalist. At our present stage of … Continue reading

30 July 2012 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Barry Goldwater, “The Conscience of a Conservative”

“I agree with lobbyists for federal school aid that education is one of the greatest problems of our day. I am afraid, however, that their views and mine regarding the nature of the … Continue reading

23 July 2012 · 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: 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 · 1 Comment

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