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“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

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 – Richard Cocks

Philosophy and The Crisis of the Modern World To find a way out of the current confusions and rifts in modern Western societies, and for its various countries to regain … Continue reading

11 February 2017 · 1 Comment

2017 Symposium – Urho Lintinen

Restraint: An Heroic Tale in Three Acts Every now and then, a social phenomenon reported by the omnipresent media drives me to engage with a recurring cycle which begins with … Continue reading

11 February 2017 · 2 Comments

2017 Symposium – Luke Torrisi

The Unspoken Moral Questions of Identity Myself against my brother. Myself and my brother against my cousin. Myself, my brother and my cousin against the foreigner. — Arab proverb. At … Continue reading

11 February 2017 · Leave a comment

Political Correctness and the Death of Education – Requiem for a Dream

In The One By Whom Scandal Comes (2014) René Girard writes: “Every culture takes a dim view of anyone who does not unconditionally prefer the native to the foreign, the inside … Continue reading

13 August 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

Guest Video: “Migrant Europe: Suicide via Self-Congratulatory Altruism”

This Saturday’s Guest Video is provided by an individual known on YouTube as the “Black Pigeon”. Titled “Migrant Europe: Suicide via Self-Congratulatory Altruism” graphically illustrates two aspects of the current … Continue reading

20 February 2016 · Leave a comment

2015 Symposium – Michael Tung

Ride That Tiger Or, The Party’s an Ass “… I do not expect ‘history’ to be anything but a ‘long defeat’— though it contains (and in legend may contain more … Continue reading

17 October 2015 · Leave a comment

Elites Fear Le Pen More Than Le Sword

The response to the latest Islamist attacks against the West, this time in Paris, has become a familiar refrain. It is the same one used following the Sydney cafe siege last … Continue reading

15 January 2015 · 2 Comments

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

“Of course, the old aristocratic society has vanished. But the vision of culture and public spirit survived for a while the society that engendered it. This vision animated our universities … Continue reading

11 August 2014 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Matthew Crawford, “Shop Class as Soulcraft”

“Ironically, it is now the managerial elite of international capital that is likely to complain of the false consciousness of those workers on whom the idea of the nation retains … Continue reading

29 July 2013 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Enoch Powell, “Freedom & Reality”

“There could be no greater misconception of the realities than is entertained by those who vociferously demand of legislation as they call it ‘against discrimination’, whether they be leader writers … Continue reading

8 July 2013 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Roger Scruton, “Green Philosophy”

“Even if we thought, as Peter Singer and his followers seem to think, that there is a class of uniquely reasonable people who will be both adept at utilitarian reasoning … Continue reading

6 May 2013 · Leave a comment

Ideology In Our Vexicology

With great dismay, we have again seen the cast of usual suspects revising what should be  one of our most treasured national symbols – our national flag. However, on this … Continue reading

9 March 2013 · 7 Comments

Quote of the Week: Dinesh D’Souza “Dartmouth Review”

“Typically, the conservative seeks to conserve, to hold on to the values of the existing society. But what if the existing society is liberal? What if the existing society is … Continue reading

17 December 2012 · 4 Comments

Conservative Tales No.1: The Instruction of Tradition

A national or racial culture exists when the works (art, letters) of that nation do not and do not need to ask favours because they have been produced by a … Continue reading

29 October 2012 · 1 Comment

Award for National Self-Effacement at Sydney University’s Student Paper

Universities in Australia have been hot-beds of radicalism for decades since the social revolt of the 1960’s permeated all facets of academic and student life. Leftist politics has therefore dominated … Continue reading

12 October 2012 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Barry Goldwater, “The Conscience of a Conservative”

“A civil right is a right that is asserted and is therefore protected by some law. It may be asserted by the common law, or by local or federal statutes, … Continue reading

27 August 2012 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Sam Francis, “Shots Fired”

“Earlier cultural elites – Periclean Athens, Augustan Rome, Renaissance Florence, Elizabethan England, 17th-century France, etc. – also often allied with the state, but the state in those regimes was not bureaucratic but a personal … Continue reading

2 July 2012 · Leave a comment

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