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We feel compelled to say at least something about the passing scene, now that Australia has involuntarily welcomed its 30th Prime Minister (and the sixth in the last eleven years). … Continue reading

24 August 2018 · 1 Comment

The Year in Review: 2017, Year of the Hate Hoax, the Heckler’s Veto and the Persecuted ‘Oppressor’

Issues relating to identity and tribalism seemed to dominate cultural and political developments throughout 2017, whether explicitly or implicitly, at home and abroad. As the United States continues to dominate … Continue reading

29 December 2017 · 3 Comments

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

Equal & Opposite – Catholic and Traditionalist Realignment in Australian Politics?

In 2015, STF published its first symposium. The theme: ‘Quo Vadis Conservatism; or, Do Traditionalists have a Place in the Current Party Political System?’1 Some of its contributors agreed that, … Continue reading

6 May 2017 · 2 Comments

2015 Symposium – Luke Torrisi

Don’t Mention the War! Conservatives’ Forgotten Role The Paleoconservative or Traditionalist is a lonely soul.1 They often feel displaced, going about their business in a dissociative state. They are grateful … Continue reading

17 October 2015 · Leave a comment

2015 Symposium – Morgan Qasabian (Part 2)

Conservative Prospects in the Second Age of Malcolm Part Two [Return to: Part One] IV Tony Abbott went to the 2013 election promising to restore freedom of speech by repealing §18C … Continue reading

17 October 2015 · Leave a comment

2015 Symposium – Morgan Qasabian (Part 3)

Conservative Prospects in the Second Age of Malcolm Part Three VI The need for a social movement cannot be merely posited; its need has to be found out through weighing … Continue reading

17 October 2015 · Leave a comment

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

“Indeed, there is no model conservative due to the inherently variable nature of the human condition and the particular traditions that it creates. This will naturally result in a wide … Continue reading

8 December 2014 · Leave a comment

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

“Those who challenge the reality that our Western worldview is infused with a behavioural code that stems from our Christian ethos would quickly point out that individuals are largely free … Continue reading

20 October 2014 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Cory Bernardi, Address to the National Press Club (17 July 2014)

“Many of us are involved in politics because we have an interest in the future of our community […] we want to make a positive contribution to it, and if politics … Continue reading

1 September 2014 · 1 Comment

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

“The survival instinct of our political representatives will never diminish, but history shows us that leaders who demonstrate conviction generally fare better than those without it. They are also more … Continue reading

21 July 2014 · Leave a comment

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

“Thus when the conservative discusses freedom, he accepts that while maximising it is a worthy goal, it must nevertheless always be balanced by the broader need for a cohesive and … Continue reading

9 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

Sydney Traditionalists Introduce Sen. Bernardi at Quadrant Dinner

Senator Cory Bernardi, author of The Conservative Revolution and outspoken critic of modern liberal politics in Australia and abroad, was the guest speaker at the April Quadrant Dinner. The Convenor of the Sydney … Continue reading

2 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

The Dangers of “Enlightened” Foolery

“If two consenting adults want to live together in close union and can find a consenting minister of religion to bless their union, who are we to object? The same … Continue reading

9 March 2014 · Leave a comment

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

“The very notion of true liberty is often difficult to grasp because it tends to be measured according to subjective values that can differ widely between individuals and cultures. When … Continue reading

24 February 2014 · Leave a comment

Essays on the Frankfurt School, Part III: Carl Jung

As to the previous essay on Existentialism, it could be surmised that man’s obligation to construct meaning in his own life is limited only to physical, concrete realities. Jung calls … Continue reading

19 February 2014 · 1 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

First “Shots Fired” in Australia’s Culture War, 2014

Cory Bernardi wrote a book late last year titled The Conservative Revolution (Connor Court, 2013). To most thinking Conservatives the more controversial element of the book would have been its … Continue reading

12 January 2014 · 4 Comments

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

Australia Day 2013

There is much to reflect on this Australia Day, 26 January 2013. This Antipodean island continent that has remained, so far, strongly part of the Anglosphere (subject of course to … Continue reading

26 January 2013 · Leave a comment

Bernardi Takes Knife for Excessive Honesty

South Australian Senator Cory Bernardi was recently forced to resign from the Opposition front bench, where he served as Parliamentary Secretary, after delivering an apparently controversial speech staunchly opposing the Marriage Amendment (No. … Continue reading

22 September 2012 · Leave a comment

British Quarterly Review interviews Senator Cory Bernardi

The Autumn issue of the British Quarterly Review contains an interview with South Australian Senator Cory Bernardi. The interview, “A Conservative Maverick in the Antipodes” is the first time an … Continue reading

1 August 2011 · Leave a comment

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