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Poetry by Mark Richardson: “I Remember”

I remember when I saw what my fathers saw. These unmade roads paddocks eaten bare the box trees rising, triumphantly, from nowhere. I remember when I breathed the air of … Continue reading

4 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 · 4 Comments

2017 Symposium – Thomas F. Bertonneau

Identity: The Future of a Paradox When Publius Virgilius Maro, more familiarly Virgil, accepted the commission from Augustus, formerly Gaius Octavius, to create an identity for the Roman people by … Continue reading

11 February 2017 · 1 Comment

2017 Symposium – M. W. Davis

Fogeyism: in Theory and Practice “A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly … Continue reading

11 February 2017 · 1 Comment

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

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

Juan Vázquez de Mella on the Fruit of the French Revolution

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22 December 2016 · 1 Comment

Joel Salatin on the Time Before the “Supermarket”

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20 December 2016 · 4 Comments

… this is going to take a while

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18 December 2016 · 1 Comment

The Pagan Ordeal of Dominique Venner [Part I]

Dominique Venner (born 16 April 1935) ended his life publicly and dramatically by shooting himself in the mouth before the altar of Our Lady of Notre Dame in Paris three … Continue reading

2 November 2016 · 3 Comments

Roger Scruton on Purpose

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13 October 2016 · 1 Comment

Francis Bacon on Aristocracy

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29 September 2016 · 1 Comment

There is no exit. Please come home, son.

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24 September 2016 · 1 Comment

Edmund Burke on our Ancestors and Posterity

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11 September 2016 · 1 Comment

Quote of the Week: Plato, “Republic”

“For when your guardians are ignorant of the law of births, and unite bride and bridegroom out of season, the children will not be goodly or fortunate. And tough only … Continue reading

5 September 2016 · 1 Comment

Feminism, Children and the Future

During World War I, Serbia had the most casualties of any country as a percentage of the population; between 16.67% to 27.78%.1 This meant that subsequently there was a very … Continue reading

20 August 2016 · 3 Comments

Thinking Right About Pop Culture: Drive (for Daddy Gene)

What follows are programme notes for the “Conservative Song” segment of Radio Carpe Diem compiled by Luke Torrisi. The notes were produced for a recent broadcast, and form the basis of a … Continue reading

15 August 2016 · 4 Comments

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

Quote of the Week: Carle C. Zimmerman, “Family and Civilization”

“This is the basic theme of family and civilisation. Civilization grows out of familism; as it grows it loses its original connection with the basic spring which furnished the essence … Continue reading

8 August 2016 · 1 Comment

Your Life is a Gift from Your Ancestors to Your Descendants

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3 August 2016 · 2 Comments

C. S. Lewis: The Price of Freedom is Loneliness

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29 July 2016 · 1 Comment

Guest Video: Milo Yiannopoulos on the Bolt Report

Today’s Guest Video is an interview with Milo Yiannopoulos that recently broadcast on Australia’s Bolt Report (Sky News): “Gay politicians, the gay establishment generally and gay charities in particular, are highly … Continue reading

16 July 2016 · 1 Comment

Felipe Mora Carballo on Fatherhood

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15 July 2016 · 1 Comment

Alexis de Tocqueville on Aristocratic Society

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16 June 2016 · 4 Comments

Guest Video: “Muhammad Ali was a RACIST – and that’s OK”

This Saturday’s Guest Video is provided by the “Black Pigeon”, titled “Muhammad Ali was a RACIST – and that’s OK”. Muhammad Ali did on 3 June this year. In this Saturday’s video, … Continue reading

11 June 2016 · Leave a comment

Dean Abbott on the Family as a Check on State Power

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13 May 2016 · 1 Comment

The Family and Civilisation

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6 May 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

Alice Teller on the Hypocrisy of Progressives

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29 April 2016 · 2 Comments

Pro Marriage Campaigners Get the #RainbowNoose (Again)

Would it strike the reader as somewhat odd if a defendant in court proceedings were to be kept in the dark about the verdict in his case, and that he … Continue reading

12 April 2016 · 1 Comment

Johann Gottfried von Herder on the Love of One’s Country

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30 March 2016 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: J. R. R. Tolkien, Letter to his Son Concerning Women, Courtship and Romance

“You may meet in life (as in literature) women who are flighty, or even plain wanton — I don’t refer to mere flirtatiousness, the sparring practice for the real combat, … Continue reading

28 March 2016 · 1 Comment

Bonus Quote No.10 (Special March ’16 Mardi Gras Edition): Gary Dowsett, Gay Information Quarterly Journal (1982)

“And I also have a friend, a paedophile, who is working very hard on making sense out of his relations with boys. These relations consist of, among other things, a … Continue reading

20 March 2016 · 6 Comments

Bonus Quote No.6 (Special March ’16 Mardi Gras Edition): Harry Hay, New York University, 1983

“Because if the parents and friends of gays are truly friends of gays, they would know from their gay kids that the relationship with an older man is precisely what … Continue reading

5 March 2016 · Leave a comment

Bonus Quote No.5 (Special March ’16 Mardi Gras Edition): Tamara Metz, “Disestablish Marriage!” 2013

“As long as the government doles out marital status and uses it to distribute benefits and privileges, our commitment to freedom and equality demand that marriage be available to same-sex … Continue reading

5 March 2016 · Leave a comment

Bonus Quote No.4 (Special March ’16 Mardi Gras Edition): Masha Gessen, Sydney Writers’ Festival, 2012

“I also think equally that it’s a no-brainer that the institution of marriage should not exist […] fighting for gay marriage generally involves lying about what we are going to … Continue reading

4 March 2016 · Leave a comment

Bonus Quote No.3 (Special March ’16 Mardi Gras Edition): Ginger Gorman, The 7:30 Report, 2013

“I was putting together a series of interviews on gender. This particular interview was with a couple who were gay dads, and they had been on a long journey to … Continue reading

3 March 2016 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week (Special March ’16 Mardi Gras Edition): Roz Ward, “The Role of the Left in the Struggle for LGBTI Rights” Marxism Conference 2015

“LBGTI oppression and hetronormativity are woven into the fabric of capitalism […] This push to fit people into these physical and social gender constructs that promote heterosexuality is still incredibly strong … Continue reading

29 February 2016 · Leave a comment

E. H. Looney on Manhood, Family and Destiny

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18 February 2016 · 1 Comment

“The Politics of Disarmament is Suicidal”

While the Rest of the West moves towards incremental civilian disarmament, some are beginning to realise that the policies that enfeeble a nation are not the way to face an … Continue reading

30 January 2016 · 4 Comments

Guest Video: “Should Marriage Be Limited To One Man And One Woman?”

This Saturday’s Guest Video, which is provided by Dr. Michael Brown of “The Line of Fire”, gives a concise summary of the major arguments and rational against the redefinition of … Continue reading

30 January 2016 · 2 Comments

Alice Teller on the Hypocrisy of Multiculturalists and Progressive Internationalists

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28 January 2016 · 1 Comment

Ave Et Vale – Roderick Ian West

“Do not suppose, that in thus appealing to the ancients, I am throwing back the world two thousand years, and fettering Philosophy with the reasonings of paganism.” – Bl. John … Continue reading

26 January 2016 · 4 Comments

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