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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

Poetry by Carl Hildebrand: “Historia vera unionis non falsae”

¶ When Pope held forth to Emperor the orb That Caesar clasped in long-lost Rome benighted, It fell beneath the nations being born Trampled to shards—and we were not united. … Continue reading

30 June 2018 · 1 Comment

Poetry by Carl Hildebrand: “The Covenant of Baal”

¶ Give me your children ¶¶¶¶¶¶¶And your infants On the altar of my laud. Your sons my priested eunuchs And your girls my sterile harlots And you shall be my … Continue reading

23 June 2018 · 1 Comment

2017 Symposium II – Valdis Grinsteins

Ideas are for Action as the Bow is for the Arrow I had the honour of being with Prof. Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira, founder of the Societies for the Defense … Continue reading

24 December 2017 · 1 Comment

2017 Symposium II – Thomas F. Bertonneau

Is Practicality Practical? Is practicality practical? The answer is, probably not, or at least that it is hard to tell, and that practicality, in any field, might only be practical … Continue reading

24 December 2017 · 1 Comment

Vincent d’Indy, le Wagnerisme, & Tradition

Vincent d’Indy (1851 – 1931), a close contemporary of Sir Edward Elgar (1857 – 1934), studied under César Franck (1822 – 1890) at the Paris Conservatory. On Franck’s death, d’Indy … Continue reading

30 November 2017 · 1 Comment

Why Exemptions only for the Religious?

The debate over whether or not to legalise same-sex “marriage” is predictably being portrayed as a tug-o-war between the purveyors of “freedom” on one side and the so-called “religious right” … Continue reading

23 April 2017 · 2 Comments

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 · 5 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

11 February 2017 · Leave a comment

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 · 2 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

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

11 February 2017 · Leave a comment

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

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

… 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

Organic Society

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7 December 2016 · 1 Comment

Roger Scruton on Purpose

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13 October 2016 · 1 Comment

Old Books Help Us Rediscover the Sensibilities Once Common to Us All

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6 October 2016 · 2 Comments

Progress: the Destruction of What Our Ancestors Nurtured

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28 September 2016 · 2 Comments

Quote of the Week: Gerhart Niemeyer, “Modern Age”

“It is an experience that later befell Mustapha Kemal, the father of ‘modern’ Turkey, and Nehru, the leader of India’s ‘modernization.’ Moved by this experience strong groups within a number … Continue reading

26 September 2016 · 1 Comment

Low Time Preference

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10 September 2016 · 2 Comments

Low Time Preference

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26 August 2016 · 1 Comment

Reactionary Architecture

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24 August 2016 · 1 Comment

Poetry by E. Antony Gray: “Ode to a Burning Car”

A chariot without a charioteer ¶A car without a driver Of this contest we must fear ¶And who then is survivor –? Anarchy and a thought police ¶Is what this … Continue reading

14 August 2016 · 1 Comment

Quote of the Week: Carle C. Zimmerman, “Family and Civilization”

“This is the basic theme of family and civilisation. Civilization grows out of familism; as it grows it loses its original connection with the basic spring which furnished the essence … Continue reading

8 August 2016 · 1 Comment

Your Life is a Gift from Your Ancestors to Your Descendants

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3 August 2016 · 2 Comments

Quote of the Week: Daniel Friberg, “The Real Right Returns”

“Always strive to improve yourself within the framework of your naturally given gender role, and thus your natural role in society and the community. You may live in a depraved, … Continue reading

1 August 2016 · 1 Comment

Ernst Jünger on Courage

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27 July 2016 · 1 Comment

Felipe Mora Carballo on Fatherhood

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15 July 2016 · 1 Comment

Low Time Preference

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

13 July 2016 · 1 Comment

Classic Cathedrals Inspire Faith

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17 June 2016 · 2 Comments

Beauty Endures

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10 June 2016 · 1 Comment

I Read Old Books Because…

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3 June 2016 · 2 Comments

E. H. Looney on the Leftovers of Medieval Germany

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2 June 2016 · 2 Comments

The Family and Civilisation

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6 May 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 – Michael Tung

A World Turned Upside Down: Finding True North in the Last Hour In this essay I will attempt to sketch out the Traditionalist view of the cosmos and the framework … Continue reading

30 April 2016 · 1 Comment

2016 Symposium – Barry Spurr

“Falling towers”: T.S. Eliot, the Decline of the West and the Doctrine of the Incarnation I Central to T.S. Eliot’s Anglo-Catholic faith and practice, which he pursued from the time … Continue reading

30 April 2016 · 6 Comments

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

François Olivier on the Ruin of a State

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8 April 2016 · Leave a comment

We Once Built Beautiful Cities

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7 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

Guest Video: Viktor Orbán, “Shall we be slaves or men set free — That is the question, answer me!”

Today’s Guest Video is provided courtesy of “Vlad Tepes” and the transcript is available at the website of the Prime Minister of Hungary. Other than the occasional video posted in … Continue reading

26 March 2016 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: José Ortega y Gasset, “Revolt of the Masses”

“If the European grows accustomed not to rule, a generation and a half will be sufficient to bring the old continent, and the whole world along with it, into mortal … Continue reading

21 March 2016 · 1 Comment

Flannery O’Conner on the Cost of Religion

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17 March 2016 · Leave a comment

Guest Video: “Why Women Destroy Nations / Civilizations – and Other Uncomfortable Truths”

This Saturday’s Guest Video is provided by an individual known on YouTube as the “Black Pigeon”. The video, which is provocatively titled “Why Women Destroy Nations / Civilizations – and … Continue reading

27 February 2016 · Leave a comment

Anthony M. Ludovici on Modern Mediocrity

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24 February 2016 · Leave a comment

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