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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. 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 – Barry Spurr

Reclaiming the University The tolerance practised by modern elites is tyrannical. They say: ‘You must listen to what I am going to say. Then you must either praise my virtue … Continue reading

24 December 2017 · 3 Comments

Social Media Networking and the Suspension, and Reinstatement, of GAB

After various dissident right factions successfully usurped the cultural hegemony of progressivism in 2016 – culminating in the landslide electoral victory of US president Donald Trump – the corporatist left … Continue reading

12 February 2017 · 2 Comments

Quote of the Week: Howard S. Schwartz, “Society Against Itself”

“Political correctness has to generalize. Meaning is structured around the pursuit of a fantasy, and that fantasy is never realized. This means that, in principle, meaning cannot be verified directly. … Continue reading

10 October 2016 · 1 Comment

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

Marriage Alliance gets the #RainbowNoose

In a move that has ironically validated the claims of Australia’s main pro-marriage lobby group, FaceBook has temporarily “blocked” Marriage Alliance from using its platform. The 24 hour block was … Continue reading

7 February 2016 · 1 Comment

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 – 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

1984 Was Not Supposed to be an Instruction Manual

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 right” … Continue reading

7 August 2015 · 2 Comments

Quote of the Week: John Stuart Mill, “On Liberty”

“Let us suppose, therefore, that the government is entirely at one with the people, and never thinks of exerting any power of coercion unless in agreement with what it conceives … Continue reading

30 March 2015 · 1 Comment

Quote of the Week: Fabian Tassano, “Mediocracy”

“The idea of defending a principle such as free speech is incompatible with mediocracy, which has room only for one precept, equality. Other principles are dismissed, unless they can be demonstrated … Continue reading

2 February 2015 · 3 Comments

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

Australia Day 2015: Some French Reflections

It is no simple task to reflect on our nation this Australia Day, 2015. It seems that many of the items that have dominated the news cycle over the past … Continue reading

26 January 2015 · 2 Comments

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: Guillaume Faye, “Archeofuturism”

“One of the paradoxes of our society is that it allows the spread, in a humanist, tolerant and soft guise, of tolerance towards social violence and the erosion of public … Continue reading

15 October 2012 · Leave a comment

Islamic Protest in Sydney, 15 September 2012

A correspondent on the scene for the Sydney Traditionalists, provided the following brief observation (and the above image) of the recent protest and affray at Sydney’s central business district: I was approaching a café … Continue reading

15 September 2012 · 2 Comments

Mark Steyn speaks in Sydney, 29 February 2012

On the 29th of February, 2012, Canadian journalist and commentator Mark Steyn addressed a Sydney audience at the city Tattersalls Club. The event, jointly hosted by the Institute of Public Affairs … Continue reading

29 February 2012 · Leave a comment

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