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Marxism and Secularism’s Cultural Overreach

I God is the “Opiate of the People” For Karl Marx, God is what he calls the “opiate of the people.” That is, belief in God is a kind of … Continue reading

22 October 2018 · 1 Comment

The Pagan Ordeal of Dominique Venner [Part III]

The BBC obituary for Venner begins with the following sentence: “Dominique Venner, the far-right French essayist who shot himself before the altar of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris on Tuesday, … Continue reading

4 November 2016 · 2 Comments

The Pagan Ordeal of Dominique Venner [Part II]

The limitations in Venner’s thought once established, it becomes possible to set forth in parallel an apology for his philosophical contribution. Venner’s active participation in an organized and at times … Continue reading

3 November 2016 · 1 Comment

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 – Thomas F. Bertonneau

Shostakovich’s “Leningrad” Symphony: Art Transcending Politics The topic is not only compound but complex, associating itself with numerous difficulties.  The term transcendence, for example, is more often associated with religion … Continue reading

30 April 2016 · Leave a comment

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: 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

Socialism is Slaughter

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

31 July 2015 · 2 Comments

Quote of the Week: Joseph Sobran, “Pensées”

“Liberalism has come to stand for an obsession with the abnormal for its own sake—the minority, the dissident, the outsider, the deviant, and so on. One detects an actual preference … Continue reading

1 June 2015 · 1 Comment

Quote of the Week: Eric Voegelin, “The Political Religions”

“When the heart is sensitive and the mind is perceptive, one look at the world will suffice to see the misery of the human creature and to guess at way … Continue reading

4 May 2015 · 1 Comment

Quote of the Week: Bryce Laliberte, “What is Neoreaction”

“In one sense it the refusal to dialogue with modernism that allows neoreaction to develop, for the very idea of modernism is that dialogue only occurs in the case that … Continue reading

16 March 2015 · 3 Comments

Won’t Someone Please Think of the Cancer?

The phrase ‘I’m only intolerant of intolerance’ seems as silly as ‘the only thing we have to fear is fear itself’. They’re both sort of catchy rhetorical phrases, but they’re … Continue reading

9 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

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

Essays on the Frankfurt School, Part IV: Natural Rights

“I hold it to be the inalienable right of anybody to go to hell in his own way.” — Robert Frost One of the most confusing developments of the late … Continue reading

5 March 2014 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Humberto Fontova, “Exposing the Real Che Guevara”

“Christopher Hitchens recalls that ‘1968 actually began in 1967 with the murder of Che. His death meant a lot to me, and countless like me, at the time. He was … Continue reading

11 November 2013 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Ian Douglas Smith, “Bitter Harvest”

“As I departed, Soames  mentioned that they were sorry that I would be out of the country and thus unable to attend the independence celebrations, as they had been hoping … Continue reading

14 October 2013 · Leave a comment

Fourth Documentary Screening with Honoured Guest, Sen. Cory Bernardi, 8 April 2013

Last month, on Monday 8 April 2013, the Sydney Traditionalist Forum hosted its fourth documentary screening, the first which was attended by an honoured guest: Senator Cory Bernardi of South … Continue reading

11 May 2013 · 1 Comment

Quote of the Week: Peter Viereck, “Conservatism Revisited”

“What worries the conservative is not so much the liberal as his grandson. The liberal himself is a benign and beamish soul, as well behaved as you could wish, for … Continue reading

1 April 2013 · Leave a comment

Third Documentary Screening, Friday 8 March 2013

Last Friday, 8 March 2013, the Sydney Traditionalist Forum held its third documentary broadcast in its series of conservative educational films. This was the first function for this year organised … Continue reading

10 March 2013 · 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

Quote of the Week: B. A. Santamaria “The Price of Freedom”

“There is an added irony. Since 1946 the European powers have relinquished control over a score of newly independent nations. Yet they are still largely execrated as oppressors: while the … Continue reading

7 May 2012 · Leave a comment

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