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2017 Symposium II – Frank Salter Pt. II

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 · 1 Comment

2017 Symposium II – James Kalb

Dissolving the Black Hole of Modernity What should traditionalists do about the situation in which we find ourselves? The problems go deep, and our response must be determined by the … Continue reading

24 December 2017 · 4 Comments

Thomas Sowell in “Intellectuals and Race”

In The Rise and Fall of Modern Medicine, James Le Fanu provides a devastating instant visual refutation of Ancel Key’s claim that the consumption of animal fat was responsible for … Continue reading

21 August 2017 · 6 Comments

The “Pay Gap” Myth

SydneyTrads is the web page of the Sydney Traditionalist Forum: an association of young professionals who form part of the Australian independent right (also known as “non-aligned right”).

6 June 2017 · 1 Comment

Guest Video: “How Feminism Has Made Women Unhappy”

This Saturday’s Guest Video is from a talk given by Dr. Jordan Peterson at Ryerson University, and is provided by the “Vertigo Politix” YouTube channel. The video is a short … Continue reading

11 March 2017 · 3 Comments

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 – Paul Gottfried

A View of the Political Scene The election of Donald Trump and the decisive ways in which he has acted against the immigration lobby and other entrenched leftist interests since … Continue reading

11 February 2017 · 2 Comments

Joel Salatin on the Time Before the “Supermarket”

SydneyTrads is the web page of the Sydney Traditionalist Forum: an association of young professionals who form part of the Australian independent right (also known as “non-aligned right”).

20 December 2016 · 4 Comments

Guest Video: “How Chinese Colonization will Crash the World Economy”

This Saturday’s Guest Video is from the “Black Pigeon”, titled “How Chinese Colonization will Crash the World Economy”. This bears particular relevance to an Australian audience, especially those who cannot … Continue reading

3 December 2016 · 2 Comments

Oswald Mosley on Nationalism, Banking and War

SydneyTrads is the web page of the Sydney Traditionalist Forum: an association of young professionals who form part of the Australian independent right (also known as “non-aligned right”).

19 October 2016 · Leave a comment

Guest Video: “Research Shows ONLY MEN Pay Taxes”

Today’s Guest Video is from The Black Pigeon Speaks, titled “Research Shows Only Men Pay Taxes”. The so-called “Pay Gap” between the sexes, which purports that men are paid more … Continue reading

8 October 2016 · 1 Comment

The “Cashless Society” – Opportunities and Risks

A Report into the 36th Round Table Forum of Western Heritage Australia, NSW Parliament House. On 9 August 2016, Luke Torrisi participated in the Round Table Forum organised by Western … Continue reading

21 September 2016 · 2 Comments

Napoleon Bonaparte on Bankers and High Finance

SydneyTrads is the web page of the Sydney Traditionalist Forum: an association of young professionals who form part of the Australian independent right (also known as “non-aligned right”).

14 July 2016 · 2 Comments

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

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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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

Plan White – Redux

… now in Rainbow Pantyhose. Germany’s code name for the strategic plan of its September 1, 1939 invasion of Poland was Fall Weiss—“Plan White.” The plan envisioned a three-month long … Continue reading

12 March 2016 · 1 Comment

Quote of the Week: Irving Babbitt, “Democracy and Leadership”

“The remedy for such a failure of the man at the top to Curb his desires does not lie, as the agitator would have us believe, in inflaming the desires … Continue reading

9 November 2015 · 2 Comments

2015 Symposium – Frank Salter

Australian Conservatism after Abbott: The Need for Social Movements Following the replacement of Tony Abbott by Malcolm Turnbull as prime minister, some conservatives are asking what can be done to … Continue reading

17 October 2015 · 1 Comment

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

Quote of the Week: Mircea Eliade, “The Portugal Journal”

“My lack of interest for sociology, Marxism, and so forth is owing to the statement often made that these disciplines give you the illusion of having global explanations of history, … Continue reading

21 September 2015 · 4 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: Ezra Pound, “An Introduction to the Economic Nature of the United States”

“Man has been reduced not even to a digestive tube, but to a bag of money that gradually is losing its value. This cycle has lasted three centuries; from the … Continue reading

29 June 2015 · 2 Comments

Quote of the Week: Bryan Caplan, “The Myth of the Rational Voter”

“In the end, apologists for democracy often fall back on Winston Churchill’s slogan, ‘Democracy is the worst form of government, except all those other forms that have been tried from … Continue reading

15 June 2015 · 2 Comments

Quote of the Week: Luke Torrisi, Address at the University of Technology Sydney

“The word conservative is perhaps the most grossly misunderstood and misused word in current political dialogue. A lot of people are running around calling themselves conservatives, that quite frankly, aren’t. … Continue reading

13 April 2015 · Leave a comment

Reactionaries Believe in: Values Beyond the Economic

“Reactionaries believe in values beyond the economic: political, spiritual, heroic, organic.” (Thomas Carlyle Club for Young Reactionaries; Radish Magazine) “Modern capitalism is just as subversive as Marxism. The materialistic view … Continue reading

16 January 2015 · 2 Comments

Sixth Documentary Screening, Friday 8 August 2014

Last evening the Sydney Traditionalist Forum hosted the sixth screening in its documentary series at the University of Sydney. This was the first event in the series for 2014 and … Continue reading

9 August 2014 · Leave a comment

Quadrant Predicts Possible Voter Backlash Against Abbott Government

Some fifteen days ago, SydneyTrads noted a not too flattering report by Christopher Carr in which he claimed that conservative voters have been betrayed by the Abbott Government’s hesitation to … Continue reading

15 June 2014 · 1 Comment

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Frank Salter, "The Aboriginal Question" (2018)

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Frank Salter, “The War on Human Nature in Australia’s Political Culture” (2017)

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Paul Gottfried, "Multiculturalism and the Politics of Guilt - Toward a Secular Theocracy" (2004)

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