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Guest Video: “Why Modern Architecture Sucks”

Today’s Guest Video is from Paul Joseph Watson and titled “Why Modern Architecture Sucks.” The image above does not feature in Watson’s video, but would have been a good candidate … Continue reading

26 August 2017 · 1 Comment

Meeting Mark Latham – A Curious Identitarianism for Australia

A contingent of STF stalwarts attended an event organised by dissidents within mainstream party politics that featured guest speakers Mark Latham and Ross Cameron. They shared ideas about many things, … Continue reading

15 March 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 – 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

Johann Gottfried Herder against the Inorganic Empire

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21 December 2016 · 1 Comment

Quote of the Week: Carl Schmitt, “The Concept of the Political”

“A religious community, a church, can exhort a member to die for his belief and become a martyr, but only for the salvation of his own soul, not for the … Continue reading

4 July 2016 · 1 Comment

Yesterday, Australia Voted…

After knifing Tony Abbott and assuming leadership of the Liberal Party, Malcolm Turnbull promised to usher in an age of fiscal discipline, tax cuts and deregulation, which would inevitably lead … Continue reading

3 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

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

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

19 May 2016 · 2 Comments

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 – 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 – 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 – Peter King

Of the World Some scientists tell the story that we are all made of matter that has existed since the beginning of the universe, and which will remain after we … Continue reading

30 April 2016 · Leave a comment

2016 Symposium – Luke Torrisi

Politics, Transcendence and the Corner Store These days I find far too many people, who profess to be on the side against progressive politics and Cultural Marxism, only capable of … Continue reading

30 April 2016 · 2 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

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

Quote of the Week: HRH Prince of Wales, “Harmony”

“Official thinking is just as bad. There are constant efforts to introduce GM technology and to encourage ‘efficient,’ economy of scale systems of farming which, of course, means that small … Continue reading

17 August 2015 · 2 Comments

Quote of the Week: Léon Krier, “The Architecture of Community”

“Just like artists, experimental scientists generally make discoveries not by systematic thought but by leaps of intuition. Yet it is only through logical deduction and proof that intuitions can become … Continue reading

3 August 2015 · 2 Comments

Quote of the Week: Alisdair MacIntyre, “After Virtue”

“It is always dangerous to draw too precise parallels between one historical period and another; and among the most misleading of such parallels are those which have been drawn between … Continue reading

25 May 2015 · Leave a comment

The Opposite of Quality is Equality

▪ Republished with permission of the Thomas Carlyle Club for Young Reactionaries and Radish Magazine. SydneyTrads is the internet portal and communication page of the Sydney Traditionalist Forum: an association of young … Continue reading

24 April 2015 · 1 Comment

The Hestia Society for Social Studies

Friends and supporters of the Sydney Traditionalist Forum will be interested to note that we have entered into a fellowship with the US based Hestia Society for Social Research. The Hestia … Continue reading

27 January 2015 · 2 Comments

Quote of the Week: Samuel Coleridge, “Letters on the Spaniards”

“That there is an individual spirit that breaths through a whole people, is participated in by all, though not by all alike; a spirit which gives a colour and character … Continue reading

4 August 2014 · 1 Comment

Quote of the Week: Guillaume Faye, “Archeofuturism”

“Moreover, as the philosopher Raymond Ruyer, detested by the left-bank intelligentsia, foretold in his two important works, Les nuisances idéologiques and Les cents prochains siècles, once the historical digression of … Continue reading

7 July 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

Poem: “Modern Life or Modern Death?”

They stare at Windows all the livelong day, Yet breathe in no fresh air. Despite new means of contact now in play, Communication’s rare. They trap their fragile hearts inside … Continue reading

15 May 2014 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Bill Cunningham, “New York”

“Then the army came along, this is 1951, I was drafted, well they were appalled that I would go and their investment would be on hold, who knows what would … Continue reading

25 November 2013 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Mark Butterworth, “I Like The White World”

“Is it really possible for a man to go through life, all its tedium, annoyances, conflicts, humiliating compromises, frustrations, and disappointments without the necessary relief and sustenance of beauty, goodness, … Continue reading

4 November 2013 · 3 Comments

Quote of the Week: James Kalb, “Against Inclusiveness”

“When a tendency has gone to extremes, it is most evident that something must be done to oppose it. Opposing one aspect of it may not be enough to reverse … Continue reading

22 July 2013 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Patrick Buchanan, “1992 Republican National Convention Speech”

“There is a religious war going on in our country for the soul of America. It is a cultural war, as critical to the kind of nation we will one … Continue reading

8 April 2013 · Leave a comment

Joe Papilio (Part III)

This is the last of a three part narrative by Emile Joseph, who describes it as a story which “contains principles in today’s gratuitous age, where instant self-gratification, inane social isolation through ‘social’ media, and the … Continue reading

24 March 2013 · Leave a comment

Joe Papilio (Part II)

This is the second of a three part narrative by Emile Joseph, who describes it as a story which “contains principles in today’s gratuitous age, where instant self-gratification, inane social isolation through ‘social’ media, and the … Continue reading

17 March 2013 · Leave a comment

Joe Papilio (Part I)

This is the first of a three part narrative by Emile Joseph, who describes it as a story which “contains principles in today’s gratuitous age, where instant self-gratification, inane social isolation through ‘social’ media, and the … Continue reading

10 March 2013 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: W. Somerset Maugham, “The Razor’s Edge”

“It is very difficult to know people and I don’t think one can ever really know any but one’s own countrymen. For men and women are not only themselves; they … Continue reading

10 September 2012 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Roger Scruton, “The Uses of Pessimism”

“I am aware that I belong to a kind, and that this kind has a place in nature. I am also aware that I depend upon others in countless ways … Continue reading

26 March 2012 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Lawrence Auster, “Huddled Clichés”

“The belief that immigrants from non-Western countries can morally improve Americans is a by-product of the ideology of democratic universalism. The establishment conservatives (who, to paraphrase Richard Nixon, are all … Continue reading

27 February 2012 · Leave a comment

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

“It is a limp definition of conservatism to describe it as the desire to conserve; for although there is in every man and woman some impulse to conserve that which … Continue reading

1 January 2012 · Leave a comment

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