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2017 Symposium II – Frank Salter Pt. I

Strategic Considerations for Anglo-Australian Identitarians Abstract This paper argues that Anglo patriots should use a dual political-cultural strategy to defend the historic Australian nation and reestablish the liberal nationalist state … Continue reading

24 December 2017 · 7 Comments

“Our Democracy” under attack by “Lone Wolves”?

The mainstream press can no longer deny the “new normal” of progressive Europe, which now evidently involves the slow-burn effect of the consequences of decades-old idiocrat immigration and citizenship policies … Continue reading

24 March 2017 · Leave a 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

11 February 2017 · Leave a comment

Organic Society

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7 December 2016 · 1 Comment

C. S. Lewis: The Price of Freedom is Loneliness

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29 July 2016 · 1 Comment

Alexis de Tocqueville on Aristocratic Society

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16 June 2016 · 4 Comments

Roger Scruton on the Political Experience and the ‘First Person Plural’

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19 May 2016 · 2 Comments

Quote of the Week: Paul M. Weyrich and William S. Lind, “The Next Conservatism”

“Through Retroculture, the next conservatism should seek to rebuild our old culture from the bottom up, one individual or family at a time. That is slow. But there is no … Continue reading

16 May 2016 · 1 Comment

2016 Symposium – Kristor J. Lawson

The Social Contract with the Logos Society as manifest in all its organs and instruments – including the individual – is mediated by a web of agreements among disparate entities … Continue reading

30 April 2016 · Leave a comment

2016 Symposium – James Kalb

Liberalism as a Religion The strange and increasingly nonfunctional condition of Western political and social life cannot easily be changed, because its causes are quite basic. To endure any length … Continue reading

30 April 2016 · 3 Comments

Anthony M. Ludovici on Modern Mediocrity

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24 February 2016 · Leave a comment

Alexis de Tocqueville: Democracy Makes Every Man Forget His Own Ancestors

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17 February 2016 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Robin Waterfield, “René Guénon and the Future of the West”

“Tradition was essentially the body of knowledge and self understanding which is common to all men in all ages and nationalities. Its expression and clarification forms the basis of all traditional wisdom … Continue reading

15 February 2016 · 1 Comment

Guest Video: “Should Marriage Be Limited To One Man And One Woman?”

This Saturday’s Guest Video, which is provided by Dr. Michael Brown of “The Line of Fire”, gives a concise summary of the major arguments and rational against the redefinition of … Continue reading

30 January 2016 · 2 Comments

Quote of the Week: Adam L. Tate (on Nathaniel Tucker), “Conservatism and Southern Intellectuals”

“Moral behavior, a central component of society, rested on the strength of the will. Tucker called the human will ‘the master of DESTINY.’ For Tucker, knowledge alone, the realm of … Continue reading

30 November 2015 · 2 Comments

Quote of the Week: Luke Torrisi, Address at the University of Technology Sydney

“The first thing about the enduring moral order is that […] it’s got to be something that is permanent, it’s got to be something that continues throughout time as a … Continue reading

5 October 2015 · 3 Comments

Quote of the Week: George Santayana, “The Sense of Beauty; being The Outlines of Æsthetic Theory”

“§14. The function of reproduction carries with it not only direct modifications of the body and mind, but a whole set of social institutions, for the existence of which social … Continue reading

24 August 2015 · 4 Comments

Quote of the Week: John C. Calhoun, “A Disquisition on Government”

“If man had been differently constituted in either particular ;– if, instead of being social in his nature, he had been created without sympathy for his kind, and independent of … Continue reading

24 November 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: Fabian Tassano, “Mediocracy”

“Mediocracy cannot permit genuine dissent. Apart from the fact that its ideology cannot be questioned, there is a risk that its high culture will be exposed as valueless. “The solution … Continue reading

2 June 2014 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Cory Bernardi, “The Conservative Revolution”

“Historically the male role has been seen to be one of protector and breadwinner. In many instances they have also served as the authority figure within a household. This is … Continue reading

28 April 2014 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Cory Bernardi, “The Conservative Revolution”

“The principles which have guided mankind for centuries provide a very clear map of the path we should take. In fact, they should be entirely uncontroversial for the religious and … Continue reading

31 March 2014 · 3 Comments

Quote of the Week: Lawrence Auster, “The Path to National Suicide”

“Almost overnight, without debate or public awareness of what was happening, mainstream opinion adopted a radical new credo. ‘We must respect all cultures equally,’ ‘All cultures are equally enriching,’ ‘America’s … Continue reading

17 March 2014 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Cory Bernardi, “The Conservative Revolution”

“The genuinely conservative government will not shy away from drawing necessary distinctions between what is compatible with a free society and what is not conducive to maintaining a stable body … Continue reading

13 January 2014 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Edmund Burke, “An Appeal from the New to the Old Whigs”

“We have obligations to mankind at large, which are not in consequence of any special voluntary pact […] Our country is not a thing of mere physical locality. It consists, … Continue reading

9 December 2013 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Roger Scruton, “The Need for Nations”

“It is my contention that people need to identify themselves through a first person plural if they are to accept the sacrifices required by society. As  I have tried to … Continue reading

23 September 2013 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Jesse Helms, “The Ramparts We Watched”

“So, in a very real sense, the character of government is largely an inverse reflection of the character of the people. The weaker the people, the more powerful the government.” … Continue reading

15 July 2013 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: James Kalb, “The Tyranny of Liberalism”

“The technocratic society they prefer promotes liberal understandings. Market, bureaucratic and industrial forms of organization abolish durable ties and treat everything as interchangeable. The electronic media destroys fixed character by … Continue reading

10 June 2013 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: John Kekes, “A Case for Conservatism”

“Moral traditions, then, are enabling rather than productive; defensive rather than venturesome regulative rather than goal-directed. A moral tradition is working well if no one in society needs to be … Continue reading

27 May 2013 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Michael Whelan, “Without God All Things Are Lawful”

“There is, if you like, an inescapable logic implicit here. It goes something like this: ♦ when God (the transcendent, the ultimate, the divine dimension) recedes from the consciousness of … Continue reading

20 May 2013 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Alexis de Tocqueville, “Democracy in America”

“Muhammad brought down from heaven and put into the Koran not religious doctrines only, but political maxims, criminal and civil laws, and scientific theories. The Gospels  on the other hand, deal … Continue reading

11 March 2013 · Leave a 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: Rudyard Kipling, “The Stranger”

The Stranger within my gate, He may be true or kind, But he does not talk my talk— I cannot feel his mind. I see the face and the eyes … Continue reading

18 February 2013 · 5 Comments

Inaugural Cardinal Newman Dinner, 16 February 2013

Yesterday, the Australian Catholic Students Association hosted the inaugural “Cardinal Newman Dinner” in honour of the prominent leader of the nineteenth century New Oxford Movement which strove to return the Anglican Church … Continue reading

17 February 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: 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”

“The meaningful moral choice is not between conforming and nonconforming but between conforming to the ephemeral, stereotyped values of the moment and conforming to the ancient, lasting archetypal values shared … Continue reading

3 December 2012 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Roger Scruton, “The Meaning of Conservatism”

“Nevertheless, before discussing the issue of Church and State, we must look a little more closely at the motive of religion, if only because some might think that religion is … Continue reading

13 August 2012 · Leave a comment

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